Ryan Harrison of the United States lost 6-3, 6-3 to Joao Souza of Brazil on Tuesday in the first round of the Serbia Open.
Benoit Paire of France beat sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-4. Eighth-seeded Gilles Muller downed Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez topped Igor Kunitsyn 7-6 (4), 6-7 (1), 6-2.
Victor Hanescu, qualifier Aljaz Bedene, Antonio Veic and Eduardo Schwank all won.
The tournament is organized by the family of top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who is sitting out the tournament after the recent death of his grandfather.
Leave it to a guy with the first name Fabio (last name Fognini) to tweet a picture of himself posing with his runner-up trophy from the BRD Nastaste Tiriac Trophy Tournament as if he is auditioning for an adult film role - if you know what I mean.....
Being a runner-up never looked so good.
Photo via Fabio's Twitter Page
Seeded players Lukasz Kubot of Poland, Fabio Fognini of Italy and Ryan Harrison of the United States were beaten in straight sets Tuesday in the first round of the Serbia Open.
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic beat the fifth-seeded Kubot 7-5, 6-2, Benoit Paire of France downed the sixth-seeded Fognini 6-1, 6-4 and Joao Souza of Brazil defeated the seventh-seeded Harrison 6-3, 6...
Results Tuesday from the Serbia Open, a ?418,700 ($553,200) ATP Tour event on clay at Tennis Center Novak (seedings in parentheses):
Singles First Round Gilles Muller (8), Luxembourg, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
Victor Hanescu, Romania, def. Carlos Gomez-Herrera, Spain, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 6-4, 7-6 (6).