Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Brazil's Joao Souza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Christophe Ena
July 18, 2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Daniel Gimeno-Traver won four of the last five games to close out a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Inigo Cervantes in the first round of the Generali Open on Monday.

Gimeno-Traver rallied from an early break down in both sets to beat seventh-seeded Cervantes, who was the only seeded player in action on the opening day of the clay-court event.

Karen Khachanov hit seven aces and came back from 3-0 down in the second set to defeat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-2, 6-4. The 104th-ranked Russian will next play defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

Also, Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands beat Kenny De Schepper of France 7-5, 6-2, and Daniel Munoz de la Nava of Spain defeated Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 6-3.

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