Hurkacz beats Humbert in Halle, Medvedev wins opener

Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev advanced by beating David Goffin 6-3, 6-2. The Russian will next play Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in the second round.

Daniil Medvedev of Russia plays a backhand in his match against David Goffin.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Defending champion Ugo Humbert was eliminated from the Halle Open in the second round after losing to Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Wednesday.

The fifth-seeded Hurkacz saved three of the four break points he faced. He will next play either Mackenzie McDonald or Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinals of the grass-court tournament.

Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev advanced by beating David Goffin 6-3, 6-2. The Russian will next play Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in the second round.

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Medvedev, who reclaimed the top spot in the ATP rankings on Monday, is bidding for his first title of the year.

Also, Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Sebastian Korda 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in the second round. The Spaniard will next play either second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas or Australian wild-card entry Nick Kyrgios.

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