ATP Chennai Open: Roberto Bautista Agut crashes out in first round

Last Updated: 01/01/14 8:59am

  • Share:
Roberto Bautista Agut: Fell to Russian qualifier in Chennai

Roberto Bautista Agut: Fell to Russian qualifier in Chennai

Sky Bet

Eighth-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain was the only seed to fall on the second day of the Chennai Open.

The world No 58 was stunned by Russian qualifier Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-4 3-6 6-3, who will now face Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, who fought off a spirited challenge from Swiss qualifer Henri Laaksonen.

Seventh seed Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France qualified for a second-round clash against Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic with a 6-1 6-3 win over Spaniard Albert Ramos.

"It was very hot and humid out there and that made it tough for me as the match went on," the 30-year-old Frenchman said. "I am just glad it did not go into a third set."

Indian wildcard Yuki Bhambri delighted home fans with a 6-4 6-3 win over Pablo Carreno Busta, who had been voted the ATP's most improved player for 2013 after jumping 650 places in the rankings.

The Spaniard, ranked 64 against Bhambri's 195, was unable to settle down against the Indian's aggressive play and went out in his first appearance in the tournament.

Chennai-based Ramkumar Ramanathan, playing his maiden ATP Tour match, gave local fans another reason to celebrate when he came from behind to stun better-known compatriot and India's top player Somdev Devvarman 4-6 6-3 6-4.

The top four seeds - Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny, Fognini and Benoit Paire - will be seen in action from Wednesday after being handed first-round byes.

  • Share:

Related

ATP Chennai Open 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka: Fifth career title in Chennai

Stan the man in Chennai

Stanislas Wawrinka completed a 7-5 6-2 victory over Edouard Roger-Vasselin to lift the Chennai Open trophy on Sunday.

Stan Wawrinka: Booked his final place when Pospisil was forced to quit

Wawrinka handed final spot

Top seed Stan Wawrinka will take on Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final of the Chennai Open on Sunday.

Stanislas Wawrinka: Becomes the fourth Swiss to reach 300 wins on the ATP Tour

Milestone moment for Wawrinka

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka registered his 300th win on the ATP Tour to reach the semi-finals of the Chennai Open.

Most Popular

Features

Ready to relaunch

Ready to relaunch

Mike Wedderburn kicks off the countdown to the Sky Sports News relaunch to Sky Sports News HQ.

Fed v The Don

Fed v The Don

Roger Federer scales new heights against Lindsey Vonn in chocolate heaven. We pay a visit to Switzerland.

Summer stars

Summer stars

Who, aside from the big four, should shine during the North American swing? Barry Cowan assesses…