De Bakker, Mayer reach second round in Umag

by: AP July 22, 2013

AP Photo

UMAG, Croatia (AP)—Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands won in straight sets in the first round at the Croatia Open on Monday.

Mayer beat Albert Ramos of Spain 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour, and later said conditions were tough because of the summer heat but that he "felt great inside the court."

De Bakker defeated Dmitry Tursunov of Russia by 6-3, 6-3. The Dutchman broke twice for 4-1 lead in the first set and broke early in the second. He also saved all six break points.

More Stories

Australia to host Davis Cup quarterfinal vs U.S. in Brisbane

It will be the 47th meeting between the two most successful nations in Davis Cup history. 

Milos Raonic waits out rain, reaches Delray Beach quarters

Third-seeded Jack Sock and fifth-seeded Steve Johnson set up an all-American quarterfinal.

Rio favorite Dominic Thiem into quarters with win over Dusan Lajovic

Of the eight seeded players, five lost in the first round.