Mayer, De Bakker advance to 2nd round in Croatia
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.