Gasquet returns with a win in Estoril
Estoril, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) - Seeds Richard Gasquet and Nick Kyrgios were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the inaugural Estoril Open tennis tournament.
The fifth-seeded Frenchman Gasquet got past Aussie Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (7-6), 6-1, while the seventh-seeded Aussie Kyrgios outlasted Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3) on the red clay at Estoril Tennis Club.
The former world No. 7 Gasquet played his first match since Indian Wells last month, where he retired in the second round due to a back injury.
Also advancing on Day 2 were the likes of Spaniards Albert Montanes, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Nicolas Almagro and Portugal's Rui Machado, who bested fellow countryman Joao Sousa 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. Garcia-Lopez is fresh off his clay-court title in Bucharest last week.
On Wednesday, top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain will open his week with a second-round match against Dutchman Robin Haase.