Philipp Kohlschreiber Beats Jaume Munar At 2021 Hamburg European Open | ATP Tour


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Philipp Kohlschreiber beats Jaume Munar on Monday in the Hamburg first round.

Seyboth Wild, Baez advance to second round

Philipp Kohlschreiber, who first competed at the Hamburg European Open in 2002, recorded a 7-6(5), 6-4 victory over Spain’s Jaume Munar in two hours and five minutes on Monday at the ATP 500 event.

The German, a semi-finalist in 2014 and 2017, saved three set points when Munar served for the first set at 5-4. Kohlschreiber broke early in the second set and will next play sixth-seeded Serbian Filip Krajinovic or fellow German wild card Daniel Altmaier.

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Earlier in the day, Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild recorded his first tour-level victory of the season, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2, over Spanish wild card Nicola Kuhn in just under two hours. The Brazilian qualifier awaits the winner of seventh-seeded German Jan-Lennard Struff and Laslo Djere of Serbia.

Argentine lucky loser Sebastian Baez swept past Corentin Moutet of France 6-1, 6-2 in 63 minutes and will next challenge third-seeded Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, the 2018 and 2019 titlist. Baez is currently in eighth position in the ATP Race To Milan for a spot at the Next Gen ATP Finals.

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