Ricardas Berankis upsets Denis Istomin in Nice

Ricardas Berankis reached the second round of the Nice Open by

beating eighth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 on

Sunday.

The Lithuanian broke Istomin five times in the opening match of

the tournament. He will face Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, who

advanced when Colombia’s Alejandro Falla retired with a left calf

injury while trailing 7-5.