Sixth-seeded Marcel Granollers defeated Mischa Zverev 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Gerry Weber Open.
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The 26-year-old Granollers overcame resistance from the Russian-born Zverev, who is ranked 190th.
Zverev held his serve and saved six break points before Granollers finally broke him in the ninth game to take a 5-4 lead to take the first set. The 22nd-ranked Spaniard broke the German twice in the second to wrap up the match.
Granollers will play veteran Tommy Haas, who advanced after Bernard Tomic retired after 22 minutes while trailing 5-2. Haas said Tomic had told him he’d been ill.