Leonardo Mayer sets up Kyle Edmund clash, Hyeon Chung held up by rain
Leonardo Mayer beat Yuichi Sugita in straight sets to set up a second-round encounter against Kyle Edmund at the Winston-Salem Open.
The Argentine required just one hour and 30 minutes to beat Sugita 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Mayer will face third seed Edmund, who had a bye in his opener, in the second round.
Sixth seed Hyeon Chung and Guillermo Garcia Lopez will have to return on Tuesday to finish their first-round match as play was called off with the score 6-6 in the first set.
Meanwhile, fourth seed Marco Cecchinato was the biggest casualty in the final US Open tune-up event as the Italian suffered a 6-3, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Jan-Leonard Struff.
German Struff will face Nicolas Jarry in the second round after the Chilean defeated Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-3.
American Tennys Sandgren set up a clash with 2017 runner-up Damir Dzumhur as he claimed a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Ricardas Berankis.
Other players who advanced on Monday were Taro Daniel, Jaume Munar, Taylor Fritz and Ryan Harrison.
Casper Ruud out to emulate Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem
Casper Ruud believes he can win on any surface.
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina begs Wimbledon to maintain ban on Russian and Belarusian players
Elina Svitolina has begged Wimbledon to maintain the ban.
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win was a ratings flop for American TV
ESPN have released their viewing figures for the Australian Open final and they suggest just 439,000 viewers watched in America.
Felix Auger-Aliassime backed to win Wimbledon in 2023
Felix Auger-Aliassime has been backed to make his Grand Slam breakthrough in 2023.
Serena Williams opens up on Will Smith’s Oscar slap
Serena Williams says that we are all human and make mistakes in the heat of the moment.
Nick Kyrgios escapes conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend
Nick Kyrgios saw the common assault charge against him dismissed.
Great Britain braced for ‘complicated’ Davis Cup qualifier in Colombia
Matches will be played at an altitude of 2,600 metres and with pressureless balls.
Heather Watson ends her quarter-final drought with win in Thailand – ‘It was just survival of the fittest’
Heather Watson will now face Chinese seventh seed Xinyu Wang.
Toni Nadal shares thoughts on fans’ hostility toward Novak Djokovic as well as Rafael Nadal’s future
Toni Nadal on why Novak Djokovic has so many detractors.
Stunning LTA numbers confirm tennis participation is booming in Britain
New figures have revealed that there has been a 47 per-cent increase in tennis participation in clubs and parks across Britain.