Defending Libema Open champion Richard Gasquet somehow got himself out of trouble to keep his title defence alive with a three-set win over Aljaz Bedene.
Slovenia’s Bedene found himself a set up and was 5-5 in the second-set tie-breaker, but eighth seed Gasquet used all his experience to pull off a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win in two hours and 26 minutes.
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Next up is Mikhail Kukushkin after the Kazak player beat Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Fifth seed David Goffin didn’t really have to get out of first gear as the Belgian required only 48 minutes to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain 6-0, 6-2.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert is likely to put up a bigger fight in the second round as the Frenchman advanced with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Matthew Ebden from Australia.
Nicolas Jarry earned himself a clash against top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas as he beat Italian qualifier Jannick Sinner 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 while Andreas Seppi won the clash of the Italians as he beat Thomas Fabbiano 7-6 (12-10), 7-5.
Naomi Osaka vows to defend US Open trophy.
Nick Kyrgios takes another swipe at Rafael Nadal.
Andy Murray finds out his draw for Winston-Salem Open.
Jamie victorious in battle of Murray brothers.
World No 1 Novak Djokovic is two wins away from successfully defending his Cincinnati title.
Ashleigh Barty is one win away from returning to the top.
Andy Murray says he “chatted a little bit” to Nick Kyrgios.
Barty is a fan of Sakkari and Sakkari is a fan of Barty.
We won’t see Andy Murray at the US Open at all.
Unsurprisingly, Tennis Today is mostly about Nick Kyrgios.