A pair of seeded players fell in the opening round of the Moselle Open in Metz, France, on Tuesday, as French players went 4-1 on the hardcourt on their home soil.
French wild card Gregoire Barrere pulled off the biggest upset of the day, topping sixth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-2, 6-2. Then fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert beat No. 8 seed Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (3), 6-4.
Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga — both unseeded — also advanced to the Round of 16 by rallying past a pair of Spaniards. Gasquet beat Marcel Granollers 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, and Tsonga topped Pablo Andujar 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Wild card Rayane Roumane was the only person to lose on his home soil, falling to Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-4.
St. Petersburg Open
An upset-free day in Russia saw fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev win in front of his native fans, taking down Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 as the day’s only seeded player in action in the hardcourt tournament.
Other first-round winners included Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina — who topped Serbian Janko Tipsarevic when Tipsarevic retired trailing 7-5, 3-6, 3-1 — and Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain, who defeated Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-2, 7-5.
Should the seeds hold in Round 2, Rublev would face top seed and U.S. Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev in an all-Russian quarterfinal.
—Field Level Media