Sela kicks off action in Den Bosch with win

06/15/2014 1:01 PM

06/15/2014 1:01 PM

Den Bosch, The Netherlands ( - Israel's Dudi Sela won his opening-round match on Sunday at the Topshelf Open, a final grass-court Wimbledon tune-up.

Sela posted a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire at Autotron Rosmalen.

In the only other main draw match, Dutch wild card Jesse Huta Galung advanced when Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Nedovyesov retired with a back injury. Huta Galung was leading 6-2, 1-0.

Frenchman Nicolas Mahut was 240th in the world when he became the lowest- ranked winner on the ATP World Tour in five years with a victory over Stan Wawrinka in last year's final.


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