Tsonga, del Potro, Tomic win at Montreal Masters
MONTREAL (AP)—France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the Rogers Cup on Monday.
On a day when only three seeds were in action, No. 13 Tsonga progressed to a second-round meeting with Australian teenager Bernard Tomic, who was a 7-6 (5), 6-3 winner over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun.
Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka beat Argentina’s David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-4. The 14th-seeded Wawrinka will next play American qualifier Michael Russell or Spain’s Albert Montanes.
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, the runner-up in Montreal in 2009 and seeded 16th this year, downed Finland’s Jarrko Nieminen 6-4, 6-0. He will next face Croatian Marin Cilic, who beat Italy’s Andreas Seppi 7-5, 6-4.
The top eight seeded players—including the world’s top four players Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray—drew first-round byes.
In other matches, Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4; Ernests Gulbis of Latvia defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 7-5; and Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci also advanced with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan.
Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov topped Erik Chvojka of Canada 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 and Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil knocked out Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan, 7-5, 7-6 (6).
Ivo Karlovic of Croatia edged Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (5); Alex Bogomolov beat France’s Adrian Mannarino, 6-2, 7-6 (4); Croatia’s Ivan Dodig beat Jeremy Chardy of France, 6-3, 6-4; and Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko beat Italy’s Flavio Cipolla 6-3, 6-3.
In an evening ceremony, Jimmy Connors was officially inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame.