ATP: ATP roundup: Grass court season gets underway

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No. 6 seed Jack Draper of England held off Austria’s Sebastian Ofner 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) in first-round action Monday at the Boss Open in Stuttgart, Germany.

Draper won 89 percent of the points on his first serve (41 of 46) and only made 11 unforced errors, offsetting a dozen aces and 33 winners by Ofner. Each player lost his serve just once.

No other seeded players were in action on Monday. Wild card Hamad Medjedovic of Serbia rallied for a 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4 win over Hungary’s Fabian Marozsan. Yannick Hanfmann defeated fellow German Henri Squire 6-3, 6-3, and Germany’s Dominik Koepfer outlasted China’s Zhizhen Zhang 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6).

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Italy’s Luca Nardi defeated Belgium’s David Goffin 7-5, 7-5 in the only match completed on a rainy opening day in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

Nardi overcame seven double faults and saved seven of 10 break points in a match that lasted just over two hours. He won 21 of his 23 points at the net. Goffin squandered leads of 3-0 and 5-4 in the opening set.

–Field Level Media

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