06/18 13:53 CDT Thiem, Bautista Agut, Nishikori all progress at Halle
Thiem, Bautista Agut, Nishikori all progress at Halle
HALLE, Germany (AP) --- Seeded players Dominic Thiem, Roberto Bautista Agut and
Kei Nishikori all came through their first-round matches at the Gerry Weber
Open on Monday.
The third-seeded Thiem hit 19 aces as he defeated Russian qualifier Mikhail
Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-2 for a second-round meeting with Yuichi Sugita. The
52nd-ranked Japanese player defeated German wild card Maximilian Marterer 6-4,
The fourth-seeded Bautista Agut had little difficulty in beating Jan-Lennard
Struff 6-4, 6-1, and the seventh-seeded Nishikori opened his grass-court
campaign by beating qualifier Matthias Bachinger 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Bautista Agut next faces Robin Haase of the Netherlands, who defeated Joao
Sousa of Portugal 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.
American qualifier Denis Kudla also progressed by beating Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4.