Gimeno-Traver, Khachanov reach 2nd round in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Daniel Gimeno-Traver won four of the last five games to close out a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Inigo Cervantes in the first round of the Generali Open on Monday.

Gimeno-Traver rallied from an early break down in both sets to beat seventh-seeded Cervantes, who was the only seeded player in action on the opening day of the clay-court event.

Karen Khachanov hit seven aces and came back from 3-0 down in the second set to defeat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-2, 6-4. The 104th-ranked Russian will next play defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

Also, Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands beat Kenny De Schepper of France 7-5, 6-2, and Daniel Munoz de la Nava of Spain defeated Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 6-3.