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Medvedev loses to Gasquet on his return to Geneva


Medvedev’s second world number appeared for the first time since March after a hernia operation and was defeated 6-2 7-6 (7-5).

The rust of the Russian was evident in the 1/8 finals, when he made seven double faults and struggled on the second serve Gasquet, and the Frenchman won 61 percent of the points.

It was the first time Gasquet had beaten an opponent who entered the top two, after defeating Roger Federer at the 2005 Masters in Monte Carlo.

Next to Gasquet will be Kamil Maihrzak, who defeated Mark Chequinato 6-2 6-3.

In the 32nd final, Fabio Fognini lost to Tanasi Kokinakis 6-4 6-3, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas lost 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to Christopher O’Connell.

Johan Nichols, Nicolas Basilashvili and Joao Sousa also advanced to the second round.

First seed Cameron Nori reached the quarterfinals of the Lyon Open, defeating Francisco Cherundal 6-4 6-4.

The next Briton will meet another Argentine in the form of Sebastian Baez, who came out of the game to beat Oscar Otte 5-7 6-4 6-2.

Meanwhile, Alex de Minaur also had to rally to win against 1-6 6-3 6-2 Hugo Humbertand Yosuke Watanuki waited in the last eight after the 263rd world number defeated Sun Kwon 6-3 6-4.


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