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5th-seeded Janowicz, 7th-seeded Sousa advance at Open de Sud

5th-seeded Janowicz and 7th-seeded Sousa reach 2nd round at Open Sud de France

5th-seeded Janowicz, 7th-seeded Sousa advance at Open de Sud

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland served 14 aces as he rallied to beat Dustin Brown of Germany 2-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5 in the first round of the Open Sud de France on Monday.

Janowicz, who dropped serve three times and saved five break points, next plays either Frenchman Benoit Paire or 169th-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

Seventh-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal had little trouble getting past wild-card entry Laurent Lokoli, beating him 6-2, 6-4 in just over one hour.

He next faces Germany's Tobias Kamke, who overcame wild card Vincent Millot of France 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a scrappy contest.

Neither managed to serve an ace and they dropped serve six times each.


Updated : 2021-09-19 05:16 GMT+08:00