Liam Broady’s run at the Sardegna Open ended by Jan-Lennard Struff; Dan Evans in action on Thursday

Britain’s Liam Broady saw his run at the Sardegna Open come to an end against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff; Dan Evans, the No 1 seed, opens his campaign on the clay against Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti on Thursday

Last Updated: 07/04/21 6:55pm

Liam Broady’s Sardegna Open run was ended by Jan-Lennard Struff (Courtesy of: mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX)

Liam Broady’s run at the Sardegna Open was ended in the second round by fifth
seed Jan-Lennard Struff.

Broady, ranked 152 in the world, came into the match buoyed by his first ATP Tour level win since 2018 in Tuesday’s first-round victory over Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler in Italy.

But he was outclassed by the German on the clay, going down 6-4 6-2 in an hour and 22 minutes.

Britain's Dan Evans will take on teenager Lorenzo Musetti on Thursday

Britain’s Dan Evans will take on teenager Lorenzo Musetti on Thursday

Broady’s exit means Dan Evans is the last Briton standing, with the tournament’s No 1 seed beginning his campaign on Thursday having received a bye.

He will go up against 19-year-old home favourite Lorenzo Musetti, who reached the semi-finals of the Acapulco Open earlier this year and third round of the Miami Open last week.

Struff will next play fourth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili next after the Georgian saved five match points at 4-5 in the deciding set against qualifier Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia before winning 4-6 6-4 7-5.

Elsewhere, Aljaz Bedene beat Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

Slovenian Bedene will take on second-seeded American Taylor Fritz or Slovakia’s Andrej Martin in the next round.

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