Day 1 Scores
No. 7 Fabio Fognini def. Martin Klizan; 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
Roberto Bautista Agut def. No. 8 Kevin Anderson; 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3
Dmitry Tursunov def. Albert Montanes; 6-4, 6-1
Marcel Granollers def. Janko Tipsarevic; 1-2 (Retired)
As previously mentioned, there weren't a lot of big names—or matches in general—to cover on opening day, but there was no shortage of storylines.
Unfortunately for South African Kevin Anderson, it was a second consecutive disappointing event, as he was upset by unseeded wild card Roberto Bautista Agut.
Anderson was unable to hold the momentum after winning the first set 6-3, dropping a tight tiebreaker thereafter before succumbing in the last set. He fell in Stockholm after getting a bye in the opening round, and now has another discouraging result to his name.
Dmitry Tursunov got a key, straight-sets victory over Albert Montanes, 6-4, 6-1, to get to Round 2.
CNN's Pat Cash and James Masters reported that Tursunov, who is approaching the end of his career at age 30, has to collect $200,000 in prize money just to break even each year.
He's done that handily already, having accumulated over $600,000, per ESPN.com. Still, wins like these add significance to the end of the ATP season for those who aren't tennis superstars.
2011 champion Marcel Granollers advanced despite trailing in the early going, because Janko Tipsarevic had to retire.
In the final match of the day, the highest seed that took the court on Monday, Fabio Fognini, endured a close first set, then dropped the second to Martin Klizan.
The underdog Klizan imploded in the third set, though, hitting only 40 percent of his first serves in and suffering four double faults en route to being routed at love.