Italy’s Stefano Travaglia pulled off an upset Monday as the Plava Laguna Croatia Open began in Umag, beating sixth-seeded Jaume Munar of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (1).
Travaglia won 73 percent of his first-serve points and converted four of his seven break-point opportunities. Munar won just 58 percent on his first serve and went 2-for-7 on break-point chances.
In other first-round matches, Radu Albot of Moldova rallied past Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune of Denmark 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 thanks to a strong performance on return points (43/95). Spain’s Carlos Taberner dumped Croatia’s Nino Serdarusic 6-2, 6-2.
The event’s top four seeds, No. 1 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain, No. 2 Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, No. 3 Filip Krajinovic and No. 4 Richard Gasquet of France, received first-round byes.
Swiss Open Gstaad
Sixth-seed Benoit Paire of France was among the first-round winners in Gstaad, Switzerland, topping Slovakia’s Jozef Kovalik 6-3, 7-6 (2). Paire was a perfect 8-for-8 in saving break points.
Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, the No. 8 seed, held a 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 lead on Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler before Huesler retired.
Other opening-round winners were Australia’s Marc Polmans, the Czech Republic’s Vit Kopriva, Belgium’s Zizou Bergs and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer.
Top-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada, second-seeded Roberto Baustista Agut of Spain, third-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway and fourth-seeded Cristian Garin on Chile had first-round byes.
–Field Level Media
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