Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sailed through the first round of the 2016 Shanghai Rolex Masters on Monday, as he swept aside Florian Mayer in straight sets.
Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev knocked out John Isner, Benoit Paire did the same for Joao Sousa, Nicolas Almagro dumped out Mikhail Youzhny and qualifier Kyle Edmund overcame Federico Delbonis.
Here are all the scores and results from Monday's action:
|Monday's Shanghai Rolex Masters Results|
|Benoit Paire bt. Joao Sousa||6-3, 5-7, 6-1|
|Alexander Zverev bt. John Isner||6-4, 6-2|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt. Florian Mayer||6-3, 6-2|
|Steve Johnson bt. Martin Klizan||6-4, 6-3|
|Kyle Edmund bt. Federico Delbonis||6-3, 5-7, 6-4|
|Mischa Zverev bt. Ze Zhang||6-1, 6-2|
|Vasek Pospisil bt. Ivo Karlovic||7-6 (5), 6-4|
|Taylor Fritz bt. Stephane Robert||7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-3|
|Viktor Troicki bt. Lukas Rosol||6-2, 6-4|
|Nicolas Almagro bt. Mikhail Youzhny||3-6, 6-2, 6-2|
|ATP World Tour|
Here is Tuesday's schedule, courtesy of ATP World Tour:
|Tuesday's Shanghai Rolex Masters Schedule|
|First Round||Lucas Pouille vs. Fernando Verdasco|
|First Round||Juan Martin del Potro vs. David Goffin|
|First Round||Feliciano Lopez vs. David Ferrer|
|First Round||Nick Kyrgios vs. Sam Querrey|
|First Round||Grigor Dimitrov vs. Richard Gasquet|
|First Round||Marcel Granollers vs. Yuichi Sugita|
|First Round||Guido Pella vs. Jack Sock|
|First Round||Bernard Tomic vs. Roberto Bautista Agut|
|First Round||Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs. Paolo Lorenzi|
|First Round||Gilles Simon vs. Pablo Carreno Busta|
|Second Round||Novak Djokovic vs. Fabio Fognini|
|Second Round||Alexander Zverev vs. Marin Cilic|
|Second Round||Gael Monfils vs. Kevin Anderson|
|Second Round||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Janko Tipsarevic|
|ATP World Tour|
Tsonga played for the first time since his retirement in the U.S. Open because of a knee injury. As TennisTV revealed, the first six games of the opening set followed serve:
The Frenchman then showed his ruthless nature, breaking Mayer on the way to taking three successive games and the lead in the tie.
Tsonga broke the German twice more as he cruised through the second set, and, encouragingly, he saved all five of the break points he faced over the course of the match.
Per British Tennis, Edmund celebrated his ascent into the men's top 50 in the ATP rankings on Monday:
He also celebrated a victory, as he held off a comeback from Delbonis to win. The Argentinian had levelled the scores after losing the first set, but as the BBC's David Law noted, the Davis Cup star was able to see out the win:
Paire comfortably took the first set in his match with Sousa, breaking him twice while the Portuguese player struggled for a look-in, winning just one point on his opponent's first serve.
Sousa made a strong start to the second, converting his first break point of the match to kick off the set and doing so twice more in succession to take a 4-1 lead.
After allowing his opponent to level proceedings at 4-4—with both having broken the other three times—the 27-year-old was finally able to take the second 7-5.
He would offer little challenge in the decider, however, as Paire eased to victory and provided one of the highlights of the match, per ATP World Tour:
Record's Jose Morgado was unimpressed with Sousa:
Almagro went a set down early on in his fixture opposite Russian Youzhny, but the Spaniard hit back with back-to-back set wins of 6-2 to complete a superb turnaround in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, Morgado also took note of 18-year-old Taylor Fritz's result, as he took another impressive step in his fledgling career:
He'll play the winner of Bernard Tomic's clash with Roberto Bautista Agut.
On Tuesday, the likes of Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic and David Ferrer will all be in action as they begin their Shanghai campaigns.