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30 Jul 2019, 12:26 IST
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Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrated his first victory on the ATP Citi Open after defeating Brayden Schnur en path to the second spherical.

Tsonga – the 2008 Australian Open runner-up – topped Canadian Schnur 6-Four 7-6 (7-2) in Washington on Monday.

It meant Tsonga achieved a profession first, having by no means received on the ATP 500 occasion in his 16-year profession, together with his solely different Citi Open match leading to defeat in 2009.

Tsonga, who improved to 22-12 for the yr, will face second seed Karen Khachanov for a spot within the third spherical.

Tommy Paul beat Denis Kudla 6-Zero 6-Four to arrange a second-round conflict with high seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was busy on Monday.

Tsitsipas and Australian star Nick Kyrgios teamed up on the doubles court docket for the primary time, however they misplaced to high seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-Three 3-6 10-5.

Elsewhere within the singles, 2016 finalist Ivo Karlovic was overwhelmed by wildcard Bjorn Fratangelo 6-Four 6-7 (14-16) 7-6 (7-5), Adrian Mannarino topped Ilya Ivashka 7-6 (7-3) 6-Three and Tim Smyczek was a 6-Four 6-Four winner over Matthew Ebden.

Alexander Bublik claimed a 7-6 (7-5) 6-Three victory towards Bradley Klahn, Malek Jaziri misplaced 6-2 6-Four to Marc Polmans, Hubert Hurkacz was too good for Donald Younger 6-1 6-4, Lloyd Harris outlasted Ricardas Berankis 4-6 6-Three 6-1, whereas Marius Copil triumphed 6-1 5-7 6-Three over Mikael Torpegaard.

On the Los Cabos Open, Thanasi Kokkinakis secured his first tour-level win because the 2018 Miami Open in March with a 6-Four 6-Four victory towards Maxime Janvier.

Marcel Granollers, Ernests Gulbis, Mikhail Kukushkin and Prajnesh Gunneswaran additionally superior on the ATP 250 occasion in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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