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Bautista Agut beats Andújar to advance in Barcelona Open


Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut reacts during his singles semi-final tennis match against Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk at the Open Sud de France ATP World Tour in Montpellier, southern France, on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP) (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut defeated fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-0 on Tuesday to advance to the round of 16 in the Barcelona Open.

Bautista Agut will now face Jannik Sinner, who got past Egor Gerasimov 6-3, 6-2 at the clay-court tournament.

Seventh-seeded Denis Shapovalov defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 7-5, while David Goffin beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-4.

American Frances Tiafoe advanced past wild card Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 7-6 (2), while Australian Jordan Thompson defeated veteran Richard Gasquet 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (3).

Local favorite Feliciano Lopez lost 6-4, 6-3 against Italian wild card Lorenzo Musetti.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal makes his debut on Wednesday.