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Top-seeded Zverev advances, Dimitrov out at Geneva Open

May 21, 2019
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Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates defeating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during their second round match at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Top-seeded Alexander Zverev eased to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ernests Gulbis in the second round of the Geneva Open on Tuesday.

The fifth-ranked German, seeking his first title in 2019, saved eight of the nine break points he faced against the 80th-ranked Gulbis.

Former No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov had to come through two rounds of qualifying after all the wild cards were allocated, only to lose his first-round match 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Federico Delbonis.

Dimitrov’s ranking has fallen to No. 47 after a shoulder injury, and he let Delbonis convert all five of his break points.

Damir Dzumhur also came through qualifying and the 57th-ranked Bosnian beat wild-card entry Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-5 in the first round. Dzumhur will play second-seeded Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday.

Sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino lost 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

The Geneva tournament and another clay-court event this week in Lyon, France, are the final men’s warmups before the French Open begins Sunday.

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