World no. 243 Machado destroys Tursunov 6-0 6-0 in Oeiras

We definitely didn’t see it coming!

Wildcarded Rui Machado didn’t concede a single game to seed no. 5 Dmitry Tursunov.

The match lasted just 47 minutes with the Portuguese always in full control. “For sure, it’s a perfect day,” he commented . “I played a perfect match. I’m very happy for that that I could play here in my country with the crowd.”

Tursunov wasn’t the only seed to crash out in the opener as also Sousa (seed no. 6) lost to qualifier Leonardo Mayer 3-6 6-1 6-2, Carreno-Busta defeated seed no. 8 Kukushkin 6-1 7-6 (3) and seed no.7 Gabashvili lost  to Kubot 6-3 7-5.

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