ATP roundup: Tommy Paul rally in Stockholm

American eighth-seeded Tommy Paul shook off a tight first-set loss to beat Swedish wildcard Leo Borg 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round on Tuesday at the Stockholm Open.

Paul, ranked No. 31 in the world, fell behind early to Borg, ranked No. 577. But he took care of business, winning 26 of 38 total points in the third set to complete the comeback.

Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov was less fortunate, as Czech opponent Jiri Lehecka upset him 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (5).

Australian fifth seed Alex de Minaur, Swiss qualifier Antoine Bellier, ’s and Sweden’s Mikael Ymer also won their matches.

European Open

Swiss qualifier , 20, stunned Dutch seventh seed with a 6-2, 6-4 first-round victory in Antwerp, Belgium.

Stricker saved all four break points he faced and had a 5-2 edge in the ace to dispatch van de Zandschulp.

No. 6 seed Francisco Cerundolo of and No. 8 seed Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan needed three sets to overcome their first-round opponents. Cerundolo rallied to beat Marc-Andrea Huesler of Switzerland 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-3, and Nishioka outlasted French qualifier Luca Van Assche 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (1 ).

David Goffin narrowly edged out wild card Gilles Arnaud Bailly 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-4 in an all-Belgian battle that lasted 3 hours, 12 minutes. Constant Lestienne of France and of also advanced.

Naples Cup

Two seeded players bowed out on the first day of the main draw in Naples, Italy.

Portugal’s Nuno Borges toppled the no. 7 seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (5), and Pedro Cachin of Argentina upset no. 8 seed from France 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

Fifth seed Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia was saved from the upset bug. He beat Italian wild card Flavio Cobolli 6-1, 6-2.

Japan’s and Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan also opened the tournament with wins.

–Field Level Media


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