Fifth-seeded Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia halted his three-match losing streak with an easy 6-1, 6-3 victory on Monday over lucky loser Oriol Roca Batalla in the first round at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon in France.
In beating the Spaniard, Kecmanovic won 20 of his 24 (83 percent) points on first serve in the 74-minute match. He converted four of nine break chances while never facing a break on his own serve.
Mikael Ymer of Sweden upset Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the No. 7 seed, 6-3, 7-5 with the help of seven aces. Two French players, Arthur Rinderknech and Arthur Fils, advanced to the second round with straight-sets wins.
Brandon Nakashima, the eighth seed, eliminated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 7-5, 3-6. David Goffin of Belgium defeated Alvaro Lopez San Martin of Spain 6-1, 6-3.
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Seventh-seeded Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain eliminated Vitaliy Sachko of Ukraine 6-2, 6-4 in first-round play in Geneva, Switzerland.
Another seeded player, No. 8 Adrian Mannarino of France, made quick work of Filip Krajinovic. Mannarino beat the Serbian 7-5, 6-1 in 81 minutes as he broke Krajinovic four times.
Also advancing to the second round were Yibing Wu of China, Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain and Nicolas Jarry of Chile.
--Field Level Media