Australia’s Alexei Popyrin is back on track after a 4-6 6-4 6-1 win against Norbert Gombos at the Viking International in England.
Popyrin has had a great season in 2021, winning his first ATP Tour title in Singapore and reaching his career-high No.61 in May, the ATP website says.
He arrived in Eastbourne on a five-match losing streak at all levels but turned that around against Gombos on Tuesday.
Australia’s John Millman was another winner, after defeating Britain’s Jay Clarke 6-3 6-2.
Veteran Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who has won only one match since 2019, fell 6-3 6-4 to Egor Gerasimov, while there were victories for eighth seed Alexander Bublik and Max Purcell who defeated fellow Australian James Duckworth 6-2 3-6 7-6 (5).