Del Potro makes solid begin to earth season, Kohlschreiber through in Munich

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Del Potro makes solid begin to earth season, Kohlschreiber through in Munich

Juan Martin Del Potro began his earth court season with a vehement triumph over Yuichi Sugita in the first round of the Estoril Open, while Philipp Kohlschreiber was among the German champs in the BMW Open on home soil.

Fifth seed Del Potro hit the ground running on the red stuff, drifting to a 6-1 6-3 accomplishment over Japanese outcast Sugita in only a hour and 20 minutes. The 2009 US Open champion served eight pros and broke six times to walk into the last 16, with Ryan Harrison to come next.

Safeguarding champion Nicolas Almagro additionally endured to the detriment of eighth seed Benoit Paire, who went down 6-3 6-2.

It was a day to overlook for Joao Sousa on home soil as he was demonstrated the leave entryway by Bjorn Fratangelo. Kyle Edmund was another seed to fall at the main obstacle, losing to qualifier Joao Domingues.

Protecting champion Kohlschreiber delighted in home solaces in Munich, seeing off special case Casper Ruud 6-4 6-3 in the wake of softening twice up each set. Mischa Zverev was another German contender to advance, doing combating his way past comrade Dustin Dark colored 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-3.

Horacio Zeballos will be Kohlschreiber’s next rival taking after the Argentine’s 5-7 6-2 7-5 triumph over Andreas Seppi, while Chung Hyeon, Martin Klizan, Marius Copil, Jeremy Chardy and Guido Pella likewise delighted in triumphs.

Seventh seed Borna Coric was asked to leave for good by Dusan Lajovic in the opening round of the Istanbul Open, losing 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 7-5. Viktor Troicki just required two sets to dump Marcos Baghdatis out 7-5 6-4 after Aljaz Bedene, Laslo Djere, Damir Dzumhur and Karen Khachanov had fixed their spots in cycle two.

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