Ferrer withdraws from Den Bosch, Tursunov wins
06/16/2014 2:11 PM
06/16/2014 2:51 PM
Den Bosch, The Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - Two-time Topshelf Open champ David Ferrer withdrew from the tournament on Monday, while a pair of former champions were first-round winners.
Ferrer, the top seed for this final Wimbledon tune-up, cited an illness for his withdrawal. The Spaniard won this title in 2008 and again in 2012. Italy's Paolo Lorenzi filled the draw spot as a lucky loser.
Dmitry Tursunov of Russia, the fifth seed and 2011 champ, advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win over American Bradley Klahn and will next play Dutch wild card Thiemo de Bakker, a straight-set winner over countrymate Igor Sijsling.
Benjamin Becker of Germany, the 2009 winner, rallied past fourth-seeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will next face Dudi Sela, a Sunday first-round winner.
Sixth-seeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil toppled Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, while American Steve Johnson battled past France's Kenny De Schepper in two sets. Slovakian qualifier Lukas Lacko beat Romania Victor Hanescu and Australia's Matthew Ebden outlasted French qualifier Adrian Mannarino in three.
Tuesday first-round matches are on tap for second-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco and defending champion Nicholas Mahut of France. Verdasco will play Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu and the seventh-seeded Mahut will tackle Belgian wild card Kimmer Coppejans.