TENNIS

Top-seeded Zverev advances, Dimitrov out at Geneva Open

By ABS-CBN Sports on May 22, 2019 08:00 AM

FILE - Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

GENEVA (AP) — Top-seeded Alexander Zverev eased to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ernests Gulbis in the second round of the Geneva Open on Tuesday.

The fifth-ranked German, seeking his first title in 2019, saved eight of the nine break points he faced against the 80th-ranked Gulbis.

Former No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov had to come through two rounds of qualifying after all the wild cards were allocated, only to lose his first-round match 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Federico Delbonis.

Dimitrov's ranking has fallen to No. 47 after a shoulder injury, and he let Delbonis convert all five of his break points.

Damir Dzumhur also came through qualifying and the 57th-ranked Bosnian beat wild-card entry Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-5 in the first round. Dzumhur will play second-seeded Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday.

Sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino lost 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The Geneva tournament and another clay-court event this week in Lyon, France, are the final men's warmups before the French Open begins Sunday.

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