ATP Tour

Monaco cruises in Dusseldorf

Juan Monaco (AFP)
Juan Monaco (AFP)

Dusseldorf - Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber has cruised into the third round of the Dusseldorf Open by beating Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.

Kohlschreiber dominated in all aspects of the game in his first match in the clay-court tournament.

Defending champion Juan Monaco won with ease as well, beating second-seeded Marcel Granollers 6-1, 6-2.

Monaco will next play the big-serving seventh-seeded Ivo Kralovic, who overcame wild card Nikola Milojevic 6-4, 7-5.

Jurgen Melzer fired an ace on his fourth match point to edge fourth-seeded Joao Sousa 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-4 and will next play Jiri Vesely, who ousted Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-6 (5).

Results on Wednesday from the ATP Dusseldorf tournament (x denotes seeding):

Second round:
Jir Vesel (CZE) bt Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 6-1, 7-6 (7/5)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO x7) bt Nikola Milojevic (SRB) 6-4, 7-5
Juan Monaco (ARG) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP x2) 6-1, 6-2
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x1) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-3, 6-1
Mate Delic (CRO) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 6-3, 6-0
Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 6-1
Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Jason Kubler (AUS) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) bt Joo Sousa (POR x4) 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-4

First round
Jason Kubler (AUS) bt Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

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