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ATP Roundup: Federico Delbonis wins first-round match

Mar 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Federico Delbonis (ARG) hits a backhand against Andy Murray (GBR) (not pictured) in a first round men's singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Seventh-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina advanced to the Round of 16 in the Geneva Open on Monday, defeating Lithuanian wild-card Ricardas Berankis, 6-4, 6-4 on a light day in Geneva, Switzerland.

Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Dominic Thiem of Austria, and American Marcos Giron came up short in three sets, falling to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Two Frenchmen advanced — Benoit Paire beat Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, and Richard Gasquet downed John Millman of Australia, 6-3, 6-1.

Lyon Open
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the former World No. 5 who has announced he will retire after Roland Garros later this month, was ousted in his last Lyon Open by Alex Molcan, 6-4, 6-4. Tsonga won at Lyon in 2017.

Also Monday, fifth-seeded Karen Khachonov of Russia beat qualifier Gilles Simon, 6-1, 6-4, and seventh-seeded Sebastian Baez of Argentina defeated countryman Tomas Martin Etcheverry, 6-2, 6-1.

In other action, Soonwoo Kwon saved a match point before downing Aljaz Bedene 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0, Germany’s Oscar Otte defeated French wild card Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-1, and Ugo Humbert dispatched qualifier Gregoire Barrere 6-3, 6-4 in an all-French meeting. Also, Lucky Loser Yosuke Watanuki of Japan rallied to defeat Pedro Martinez of Spain, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2.

–Field Level Media