January 06, 2015

CHENNAI, India (AP) Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain rallied for a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 win over Evgeny Donskoy, while Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun scored an easy 6-3, 6-4 win over local hope Somdev Devvarman in the first round of the Chennai Open on Tuesday.

In other keenly fought matches, Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis defeated Italian qualifier Luca Vanni 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 and Swedish wild-card entrant Elias Ymer got past Dutch player Igor Sijsling 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, Japan's Tatsuma Ito and Aljaz Bedene of Slovakia also advanced to the second round.

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will start the defense of his Chennai Open title Wednesday against Croatia's Borna Coric after getting a bye in the first round.

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