News ID: 91634
Publish Date : 23 June 2021 - 21:14

MALLORCA, Spain (Dispatches) - No. 5 seed Casper Ruud of Norway won 80 percent (40 of 50) of his first-service points in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory in the first round of the Mallorca Championships in Spain.
Ruud’s next opponent at the new ATP 250 grass-court event will be American Tennys Sandgren, a 7-6 (3), 7-5 winner over Spain’s Jaume Munar.
Other seeded players in action included No. 6 Karen Khachanov of Russia, who held off French qualifier Lucas Pouille 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-4. Slovakia’s Lukas Klein upended No. 8 Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Also advancing Monday were Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, Australia’s Jordan Thompson, Italy’s Stefano Travaglia and Frenchmen Adrian Mannarino and Corentin Moutet.
A match between American Sam Querrey and Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena was tied at one set apiece when play was suspended due to darkness.

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