Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka hit eight aces during a 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory over Portugal’s Joao Souza on Wednesday in the first round of the Moselle Open in Mecca, France.

Wawrinka, previously ranked No. 3 in the world, will face top seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the second round. Another former world number three, Austria’s Dominic Thiem, defeated France’s Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Seventh seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan beat Evan Furness of France in three sets while a pair of top 10 seeds were upset. Sweden’s Mikael Imer beat eighth seed Adrian Mannarin of France 7-5, 6-0, and in the only match of the second round, Sebastian Corda defeated third seed Lorenzo Musetti of Italy 6-3, 7-6 ( 6). .

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Third-seeded American Marcos Giron and seventh-seeded Australian James Duckworth became the first two players to reach the quarterfinals in San Diego.

Giron defeated Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-4, 6-3, while Duckworth defeated US qualifier Mitchell Kruger 6-3, 7-6 (4).

The last four matches of the first round were also played on Wednesday. Sixth seed Alejandro Tabila of Chile beat American Steve Johnson 7-5, 6-2. Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan defeated Switzerland’s Marc-Andre Hüssler 6-3, 7-5, while American Mackenzie Macdonald defeated Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen 6-0, 6-2.

Christopher O’Connell won the All-Australian match when Jason Kubler retired before the third set. Kuebler took the first set 6-4 and lost the second set 6-3.

– Field level media

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