ATP summary: Top seed Carlos Alcaraz is fighting back in Hamburg

ATP summary: Top seed Carlos Alcaraz is fighting back in Hamburg

Seed No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz lost his first set but bounced back to defeat German wildcard Nicola Kuhn 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday during the first round of the Hamburg European Open in Germany.

The Spanish teenager, ranked sixth in the world, won 47 of 63 first-service points (74.6 percent) to advance, even as Kuhn saved eight of the 10 break points he faced.

Three seeded players were not as lucky. Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori upset No. 3 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 7-5, 6-4. Russian Aslan Karatsev defeated Georgian sixth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-0, and Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands won 7-6 (8), 7-5 over Danish eighth-seeded Holger Rune.

Fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain, Francisco Cerundolo from Argentina, Borna Coric from Croatia, Fabio Fognini from Italy, Filip Krajinovic from Serbia and qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan from Colombia also won their matches on Tuesday.

Swiss Open

Austrian Dominic Thiem won 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7) over French seventh-seeded Hugo Gaston in the first round in Gstaad.

Thiem, the US Open champion 2020, is still playing below a protected ranking when he returns to the competition from a right wrist injury. He came back from a 5-3 deficit in the third set tiebreak and saved match points 7-6 before finishing the job.

The only other seeded player in action on Tuesday, sixth seeded Cristian Garin from Chile, also lost. German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann defeated Garin 6-3, 6-4 to advance.

Other winners were France’s Richard Gasquet, Spain’s Jaume Munar, Swiss wild card Dominic Stricker, Chilean qualifier Nicolas Jarry, Peruvian qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas and Swedish qualifier Elias Ymer.

–Field Level Media


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