Citi Open: Results from Day 1
The first ATP 500 tournament on the North American hard courts got underway in Washington on Monday. With top seeds getting a bye in the first round, unseeded players set the ball rolling at the Citi Open.
Tommy Haas’s return to the tour after battling a shoulder injury last year ended with a loss against American Donald Young 6-3, 6-4. The 37-year-old got a wildcard for the event, where he was the runner-up in 2012.
Haas’s compatriot Benjamin Becker was ousted by Teymuraz Gabashvili 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Gabashvili will face top seed Andy Murray in the second round.
Australia’s Marinko Matosevic, who was ranked as high as No. 39 in the world lost to Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-3.
18-year-old Alexander Zverev beat qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (1), 6-3. Zverev will take on South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the next round. Hyeon Chung, who beat Dudi Sela 6-2, 6-1 on Monday faces US Open champion Marin Cilic in the second round.
James Duckworth got the better of American qualifier Ryan Harrison 6-1, 7-6 (4) and will take on second seed Kei Nishikori on Tuesday.
Here are other results:
Ricardas Berankis beat Yen-Hsun Lu 7-6 (1), 6-3.
Victor Estrella Burgos beat Nicolas Jarry 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Go Soeda beat Darian King 6-2, 6-1.