Great achievement by Passaro in Rome: the world number 240 eliminates the Dutch Griekspoor


By John

Francesco Passaro's run in Rome continues. The 23-year-old Umbrian reached the third round of the men's singles of the Internazionali d'Italia, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament with over nine million euros in prize money, taking place on the red clay of the Foro Italico. The Italian, number 240 in the world rankings, coming from the qualifiers, beat the Dutch in the round of 32 Tallon Griekspoornumber 26 in the ATP ranking and 23rd favorite in the draw, with a score of 4-6 6-3 7-6 (5). In the round of 32 Passaro will challenge the Portuguese Nuno Borges, number 53 in the international rankings.