Easy does it for top seed Dominic Thiem at the Lyon Open

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Dominic Thiem had no problems seeing off Roberto Carballes Baena in his opening match at the Lyon Open.

The top seed secured a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 victory over the Spaniard in one hour and 12 minutes to set up a quarter-final clash against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat Calvin Hemery 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Thiem broke in the opening game of the match and again in game three to take a 4-0 lead and then served it out. Another break in the first game of the second set secured him the win.

Seventh seed Joao Sousa from Portugal crashed out as he was beaten 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 by Filip Horansky from Slovakia.

American Taylor Fritz advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Matthew Ebden from Australia while Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan beat Frenchman Gregoire Barrere 6-2, 6-3.

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