PARMA, Italy (AP) — Italian wild card Flavio Cobolli saved three match factors in his ATP Tour debut earlier than finishing a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) win over Marcos Giron within the first spherical of the Emilia-Romagna Open on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Cobolli is the youngest Italian within the prime 500 of the rankings at No. 446. He was ranked No. 8 as a junior and received final 12 months’s French Open boys’ doubles title with this week’s Geneva Open quarterfinalist Dominic Stricker.
Giron is ranked 82nd.
Additionally advancing on the pink clay courts in Parma was sixth-seeded Tommy Paul, who beat Stefano Travaglia 7-5, 6-4.
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