Dodig beats Gulbis as bad weather disrupts BMW Open

MUNICH (AP) Ivan Dodig advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (3), 6-2 Monday as bad weather, including light snowfall, disrupted the opening day.

Play at the outdoor clay-court tournament was briefly interrupted several times as unseasonably cold weather hit the Bavarian capital.

Also, Lukas Rosol beat Denis Istomin 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2) and Santiago Giraldo beat wild-card entry Mischa Zverev 7-5, 7-6 (5).

David Goffin is the top-seeded player in the event, with a bye into the second round, while Juan Martin del Potro is slated to make his clay-court comeback after nearly three years battling a wrist injury.

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