Arthur Rinderknech qualified Monday for the second round of the Adelaide 2 tournament. The French, 58th player in the world, dismissed the American Mackenzie McDonald (6-3, 6-7 , 6-3), classified, him, 55th at the ATP.
A quick break (1-0) allowed him to take control in the first set. Rinderknech then gave in narrowly in the next set. In the third set, he opened his way to qualification, taking McDonald’s serve at 4-3.
In the next round, Arthur Rinderknech will face the winner of the match between South Korean Kwon Soon-woo and South African Lloyd Harris, seeded no.5.