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Results (via ATPWorldTour.com)
Dominic Inglot def. Alexander Kudryavtsev; 7-6(7), 7-6(3)
Mikhail Biryukov def. Valery Rudnev; 6-4, 6-4
Samuel Groth def. Victor Baluda; 6-4, 6-3
Konstantin Kravchuk def. Alexander Bury; 6-4, 7-6(4)
Karen Khachanov def. Victor Hanescu; 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
No. 2 Mikhail Youzhny def. Aslan Karatsev; 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2
Andrey Golubev def. Jan-Lennard Struff; 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1
Monday's action included the final day of qualifying, as well as the first round of the main bracket.
One player to keep an eye on is Konstantin Kravchuk, who was the first seed in the qualifying tournament. A straight-set victory over Alexander Bury puts in him in a winnable first match against Horacio Zeballos.
While Zeballos has a win over Rafael Nadal this season, he is only 2-4 on hard courts entering the week.
Meanwhile, Dominic Inglot is another player from qualifying that could make noise. He is usually playing doubles matches with Treat Huey and others, but he will try to prove himself on his own in this tournament.
Of course, most people are concerned about the main draw, which already featured plenty of action.
No. 2 seed Mikhail Youzhny struggled defensively in the first set and allowed Aslan Karatsev to save two break points and eventually win in a tiebreak. Youzhny got back on track in the final two sets to win the match, but there is plenty of concern for the Russian early in the tournament.
Karen Khachanov and Victor Hanescu might not have the name recognition of the other match, but these two put together an exciting show in an incredibly close battle that could have gone either way. In the end, it was Khachanov who was able to advance to the Round of 16.
In the final match of the day, Andrey Golubev overcame a loss in the first set to defeat Jan-Lennard Struff. He will face the winner of Denis Istomin and Samuel Groth in the next round.
Many of the top players will start their run for a title on Tuesday, so make sure to tune in to watch the event unfold.