Kohlschreiber to face Elias

Hamburg - Home favourite Philipp Kohlschreiber faces Gastao Elias in the bet-at-home Open second round after the Portuguese qualifier defeated Spain's Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-3 on the opening day Monday.

No. 7 seed Kohlschreiber, who is looking for his second title on home soil this season after winning in Düsseldorf, received a first-round bye at the clay-court event.

Benoit Paire defeated Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4). The Frenchman next faces 11th seed Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.

Austria's Dominic Thiem defeated Czech player Jiri Vesely 7-5, 6-0 for a second-round clash with Spain's eighth-seeded Marcel Granollers, and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic beat Frenchman Kenny De Schepper 6-3, 6-2.

Spanish qualifier Daniel Gimeno-Traver defeated Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3 and compatriot Pablo Andujar beat Croatian qualifier Mate Delic 6-4, 6-2.

Results on the first day of the Hamburg ATP tournament on Monday (x denotes seeding):

First round

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 6-2, 6-2
Pablo Andujar (ESP) bt Mate Delic (CRO) 6-4, 6-2
Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4)
Gasto Elias (POR) bt Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-4, 6-3
Daniel Gimeno (ESP) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-2, 6-3
Dominic Thiem (AUT) bt Jir Vesely (CZE) 7-5, 6-0
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-3, 6-2
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Dustin Brown (GER) bt Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3
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