Lajovic beats Marterer in straight sets at Generali Open
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Dusan Lajovic advanced to the second round of the Generali Open by beating German qualifier Maximilian Marterer 7-5, 7-6 (4) Monday.
The 71st-ranked Serb, who reached the semifinals last year, lost serve once in the opening set but held off seven more break points at the final clay-court event of the season.
The 22-year-old Marterer is 0-8 for the season, and 0-12 overall on the tour.
Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-3 and set up a second-round match against defending champion Paolo Lorenzi of Italy.
Also, Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, and Miljan Zekic of Serbia beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6).