Climate protesters interrupt two Italian Open matches in Rome

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Also on Monday, Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie lost his third-round match to sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Norrie improved in the second set when he recovered from being broken early but the Greek won 6-2 7-6 (7-1) to progress to the last 16.

“My patience and determination in the tie-break, trying to hang in there and make as many balls as I could and make as many balls as deep as possible so I didn’t have to defend much, was something that gave me the 7-1 in the tie-break,” said Tsitsipas.

“That was a relief. It was getting really close and the match was played in a few small details.”

Naomi Osaka lost 6-2 6-3 to China’s Zheng Qinwen in the last 16 in the women’s tournament.

Zheng, the Australian Open runner-up in January, reeled off seven straight games from 2-1 down in the first set.

She completed victory in one hour 24 minutes against Japan’s Osaka, who was making her first appearance at the tournament since 2021.

Zheng will play Coco Gauff or Paula Badosa in the quarter-finals.

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