Tokyo 2016 ATP: Verdasco saves bad start Navy
The Spaniard Fernando Verdasco debuted triumphantly in the Rakuten Japan Open on Tuesday in Tokyo but lost the other two Spanish: Catalan Marcel Granollers and the Toledo Feliciano Lopez.
The two main seeded, Japanese local hero Kei Nishikori (1) and Frenchman Gael Monfils (2) also passed the first stage and the Australian nick kyrgios, Croatian Marin Cilic, the Belgian David Goffin and Czech Radek Stepanek and Jiri Vesely.
Fernando defeated in his debut in Japan the local Go Soeda after giving in the first set tiebreaker 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-3. The next stop will be at risk for Lefty then expects the Croatian Marin Cilic (4) – one of those who fight for a place in London – who got rid of last year’s runner Benoit Paire 6-0 4-6 6-3. The surprise was the fall of Feliciano Lopez (8) before the Australian James Duckworth retired in the third set. The third Spanish in the box, Marcel Granollers could not beat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis losing 6-1 3-6 6-3.
Top seed Kei Nishikori needed effort to circumvent the American Donald Young 4-6 6-2 6-2 goes against the Portuguese Joao Sousa who eliminated Slovakian Martin Klizan 4-6 6-3 6-3. To these are added the Czech Jiri Vesely left behind the South African Kevin Anderson 3-6 6-0 6-4 Belgian David Goffin (5) victor local Yoshihito Nishioka 7-5 6-2.
On the lower sector the second seed Gael Monfils beat 6-3 6-1 Local Yuichi Sugita and will face compatriot Gilles Simon who stepped down German Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5 4-6 6-0. Likewise, the Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic ended the career of Argentine Federico Delbonis 7-6 (6) 6-7 (6) 7-6 (5) and make key with Serbian Janko Tipsarevic who won the local Taro Daniel June 6 to 2 -4.
In other results the Argentine Juan Monaco stopped the young American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (2) 7-6 (5), the Australian nick kyrgios (6) defeated another American Ryan Harrison 7-5 6-2 experienced Czech Radek Stepanek who settled the French Stephane Robert 6-2 6-1.http://www.sportseducationexpo.com/tokyo-2016-atp-verdasco-saves.htmlTennis