Fifth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime fought back to claim his place in the second round at the Open Sud de France with a 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-2 win over Damir Dzumhur.
The 19-year-old Canadian hit 11 aces and broke six times to see off the Bosnian in Montpellier and book a clash with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who beat Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2 7-5.
Sixth seed Pablo Carreno Busta was beaten 3-6 6-4 6-3 by Norbert Gombos of Slovakia but seventh seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia saw off French qualifier Enzo Couacaud 6-4 6-4.
One qualifier did go through as Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland beat Dennis Novak of Austria 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-2.
India’s top-ranked men’s singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the world number 122, beat Germany’s Yannick Maden 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) in the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune.
Italian Roberto Marcora eased through his encounter with fellow qualifier Lukas Rosol 6-3 6-2 while there were also victories for fifth and sixth seeds Yuichi Sugita and James Duckworth.
Japan’s Sugita overpowered Italian Thomas Fabbiano 6-3 6-0 and Australian Duckworth was a 7-6 (5) 6-4 winner over Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk.
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It’s Felix vs Gael in Rotterdam final.
Kiki Bertens still on course to defend her title in Russia.
US hopeful still hurting.
Serb already ‘best in history’.
Croatian putting past behind him.
Swiss star still climbing rankings.