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.
Andy Murray out of Open Sud de France after losing to Egor Gerasimov
Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion, still working his way back to form after undergoing hip surgery two years ago, went down 7-6 (8) 6-1.
Boris Becker ‘impressed’ by Nick Kyrgios, insists Australian has talent to ‘win Wimbledon at least once’
Boris Becker doffs his hat to Nick Kyrgios.
Fit-again Johanna Konta falls at the first hurdle in Adelaide as she loses against Shelby Rogers
The British No 1 has recovered from an abdominal injury.
Ashleigh Barty insists there is ‘extra pressure’ over world No 1 ranking battle with Naomi Osaka
“Extra pressure is non-existent for me,” says Barty.
Jamie Murray explains why Novak Djokovic’s NBA-style bubble idea would be difficult to pull off in tennis
“That’s obviously very difficult,” says Jamie Murray.
Boris Becker hails Novak Djokovic’s ‘tactical masterclass’ and explains how Serb outwitted Daniil Medvedev
Novak Djokovic “messed up” Daniil Medvedev’s rhythm.
Spectators set to return for Wimbledon 2021 as Tim Henman outlines plans
Spectators look set to be in attendance at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray reveals he could not bring himself to watch the Australian Open
Murray set for first ATP Tour event of 2021.
Novak Djokovic to prioritise Grand Slams as he closes in on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
The Serbian is two major titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic to ‘take some time off to heal’ as he reveals abdominal ‘damage is bigger’
Novak Djokovic confirms injury worsened.