FILE PHOTO: Mar 24, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Stefano Travaglia of Italy hits a forehand in opposition to Frances Tiafoe of the US (not pictured) within the first spherical of the Miami Open at Arduous Rock Stadium. Obligatory Credit score: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports activities
July 20, 2021
Italy’s Stefano Travaglia pulled off an upset Monday because the Plava Laguna Croatia Open started in Umag, beating sixth-seeded Jaume Munar of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (1).
Travaglia received 73 p.c of his first-serve factors and transformed 4 of his seven break-point alternatives. Munar received simply 58 p.c on his first serve and went 2-for-7 on break-point probabilities.
In different first-round matches, Radu Albot of Moldova rallied previous Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune of Denmark 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 due to a powerful efficiency on return factors (43/95). Spain’s Carlos Taberner dumped Croatia’s Nino Serdarusic 6-2, 6-2.
The occasion’s prime 4 seeds, No. 1 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain, No. 2 Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, No. 3 Filip Krajinovic and No. 4 Richard Gasquet of France, obtained first-round byes.
Swiss Open Gstaad
Sixth-seed Benoit Paire of France was among the many first-round winners in Gstaad, Switzerland, topping Slovakia’s Jozef Kovalik 6-3, 7-6 (2). Paire was an ideal 8-for-8 in saving break factors.
Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, the No. 8 seed, held a 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 lead on Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler earlier than Huesler retired.
Different opening-round winners have been Australia’s Marc Polmans, the Czech Republic’s Vit Kopriva, Belgium’s Zizou Bergs and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer.
High-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada, second-seeded Roberto Baustista Agut of Spain, third-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway and fourth-seeded Cristian Garin on Chile had first-round byes.
Sixth-seeded Steve Johnson of the US pulled away for a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Mexican wild-card entrant Gerardo Lopez Villasenor within the first spherical at Los Cabos, Mexico.
Johnson, who misplaced his serve simply as soon as, fired 15 aces to seven for Villasenor.
Australia’s Alex Bolt recovered from a gradual begin to prime seventh-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 0-6, 6-2, 6-3. Additionally registering first-round wins have been Austria’s Sebastian Ofner, Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy and two U.S. gamers, Brandon Nakashima and Denis Kudla.
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