Gasquet advances to second round of Estoril Open

 

Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France beat Marinko Matosevic of Australia 7-6 (7), 6-1 in the first round of the Estoril Open on Tuesday.

Gasquet hit nine aces and converted all three breaks chances he had to advance to a second-round match against qualifier Kenny De Schepper. De Schepper beat Gastao Elias 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

Seventh-seeded Nick Kyrgios outlasted Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) in two hours, 14 minutes.

Nicolas Almagro of Spain ousted Stephane Robert 6-3, 7-6 (4) to earn a meeting with fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer.

Pablo Carreno Busta eliminated qualifier Constant Lestienne 6-3, 6-1. He will next play fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who is seeded third.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who won the Bucharest title on Sunday, eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Roberto Carballes Baena. He will play second-seeded Kevin Anderson.

Albert Montanes eliminated Martin Fischer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, while wildcard entrant Rui Machado beat Joao Sousa 7-6 (5), 6-3 in an all-Portuguese match.