ATP Tour

Mahut downs Kavcic

Nicolas Mahut (File)
Nicolas Mahut (File)

Winston-Salem - Nicolas Mahut of France beat Slovakia's Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to set up a second-round match against third-seeded Tommy Robredo at the Winston-Salem Open.

Bradley Klahn beat fellow-American Noah Rubin 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in their first-round match. Klahn will face top-seeded John Isner in the second round.

Robin Haase of the Netherlands had a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Benoit Paire of France, while Germany's Benjamin Becker came back to beat Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

Germany's Dustin Brown beat Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-2 and will next face No  5-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Results on Sunday, the first day of the ATP tournament in Winston-Salem (x denotes seeded player):

1st rd

Bradley Klahn (USA) bt Noah Rubin (USA) 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (7/5)

Robin Haase (NED) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Ryan Harrison (USA) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4, 6-2

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-3, 6-2

Benjamin Becker (GER) bt Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Dustin Brown (GER) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 6-3, 6-2

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