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Edmund Solid On Serve In Chengdu

Sixth-seeded Briton Kyle Edmund struck nine aces and lost just two of his first-service points to beat Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-2 in 62 minutes on Tuesday at the Chengdu Open. Tomic has played just once (US Open) since a Wimbledon first-round exit on 4 July. Edmund will now challenge #NextGenATP American Jared Donaldson in the second round.

Serbian Dusan Lajovic set up a second-round encounter against second seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas after he beat another Spaniard, qualifier Adrian Menendez-Maceiras, 6-3, 7-6(3) in 75 minutes. Elsewhere, Yen-Hsun Lu, a winner of a record 29 ATP Challenger Tour titles, defeated Swede Mikael Ymer 6-2, 6-3 and now plays fourth seed and this season’s Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag champion Andrey Rublev of Russia.

Kyle Edmund celebrates beating Bernard Tomic on Tuesday in Chengdu.
Uzbekistani Denis Istomin converted one of his 13 break point opportunities to beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-3, 7-6(3) in one hour and 46 minutes. He now faces #NextGenATP Russian third seed Karen Khachanov, who joined Americans Jared Donaldson and Taylor Fritz on Tuesday for a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Argentine Guido Pella, a finalist at the BMW Open by FWU in Munich earlier this year, saved all three break points to beat #NextGenATP Croatian Borna Coric 6-4, 7-6(2). Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, who lost in the Moselle Open semi-finals (l. to Paire) last week, beat seventh seed Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 and now faces Fritz.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/edmund-troicki-coric-chengdu-2017-tuesday

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