Popyrin won 6-3, 7-6 (4) over Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round of Indian Wells on Thursday.
ANALYSIS In his first match since a Round 3 loss the US Open, Popyrin rolled past the No. 63-ranked Serbian in straight sets. The 22-year-old improves to 15-8 on the season on hard courts. Popyrin will face No. 8 seed Hubert Hurkacz for the first time next.