No problems for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem at Barcelona Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem kicked off their Barcelona Open campaigns with straight-set wins, but David Goffin crashed out.
Last year’s runner-up Tsitsipas broke Marton Fucsovics’s serve four times en route to a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Hungarian.
The fifth-seeded Greek will face German Jan-Lennard Struff for a place in the quarter-final after the 28-year-old stunned 10th seed Goffin 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.
Third seed Thiem is also safely into the third round as he saw off the challenge of Diego Schwartzman, winning 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 27 minutes.
The Austrian broke six times, but Schwartzman himself managed to get one break in the first set and two in the second.
Thiem will face Jaume Munar next after the Spaniard upset fellow Next Gen star and 14th seed Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-3.
Meanwhile, Guido Pella earned himself a second-round encounter against sixth seed Karen Khachanov as the Argentine beat Joao Sousa from Portugal 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.
— Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (@bcnopenbs) April 23, 2019
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