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Nadal, Wawrinka win Cincinnati openers

The Swiss tennis player – the second seed at the last significant tune-up before the US Open – crushed 122nd-positioned American young person Jared Donaldson 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The match started Tuesday night yet was held up a few times because of downpour before being delayed late at night. Wawrinka now plays Grigor Dimitrov, a champ over sixteenth seed Feliciano Lopez 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6).

Wawrinka set the pace for seeds on the primary dry day of the week.

Olympic copies gold medalist Rafael Nadal satisfied his third seeding in a thrashing of Pablo Cuevas, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) while there were triumphs for number four Milos Raonic and Japanese number five Kei Nishikori.

“I played a decent match against an intense adversary in the first round without a doubt,” Nadal said.

“Subsequent to originating from Rio and after the marathon that I had in Rio, it’s essential triumph for me. So I’m extremely cheerful.”

Raonic pounded twelve experts, contrasted with 20 for losing rival John Isner, as the Canadian beat the American surprisingly, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5). Nishikori ceased Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, seeded seventh, expelled American youngster Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3). Eighth seed Dominic Thiem won his first match subsequent to late June at Wimbledon, overcoming Australian John Millman 7-5, 6-1.

Number nine Gael Monfils sent off Marcos Baghdatis 7-5, 6-0 and Australian Bernard Tomic upset eleventh seed David Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Wawrinka’s triumph gives the two-time Grand Slam champion new inspiration heading into the last third of the ATP battle.

“I truly need to fit the bill for London,” Wawrinka said, alluding to the eight-man World Tour Finals. “That is my primary objective for whatever remains of the season.

“I need to stay inside the main eight,” included the world number four, who is offering for a fourth straight London appearance.

“I’m exceptionally cheerful to win this match. I needed to get my orientation on court once more.” In the ladies’ draw, third seed and 2015 finalist Simona Halep began with a 6-3, 6-1 annihilation of Annika Beck.

“I played really well today. I felt the diversion and the balls were a tiny bit heavier as a result of the downpour and the moistness. Be that as it may, it was beneficial for me,” Halep said.

“I was a tiny bit anxious before the match since I had two weeks without matches. The principal match of the competition is extreme. Presently I’m more casual and I’m looking effectively forward to the following one.”

Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza won her first Cincinnati match with an annihilation of CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.

US Open finalist Roberta Vinci ceased Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-3.

Hungarian Timea Babos upset Swiss thirteenth seed Belinda Bencic 7-5, 6-2. Bencic is as yet returning from a wrist damage which constrained her to stop a Wimbledon second-round match.

Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro won as Alize Cornet was not able keep trailing 6-2, 1-0. English tenth seed Johanna Konta beat Donna Vekic 6-2, 6-3 and Barbora Strycova upset Australian fourteenth seed Samantha Stosur 7-6 (13/11), 6-3.

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