MOSCOW, October 15 (RIA Novosti)
Eighth seed Tatsuma Ito avoided a first-round exit at the Kremlin Cup after recovering to fight off a second-set thrashing to beat Argentina's Roberto Bautista-Agut on Monday.
Ito won 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in a match where the Japanese world No. 63 saw managed just 48 percent of his first serves on target against his 76th-ranked opponent.
Ito now plays one of two as-yet undetermined qualifiers in the second round.
Elsewhere, Denis Istomin will meet Lukas Rosol in the second round after they each won their first-round fixtures, Istomin beating Bjorn Phau while Rosol saw off Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Any anti-ISIL operation in Iraq cannot be effective unless the Islamic State is attacked in Syria. But the final statement of the Paris Conference did not mention Syria as a precaution against disunity in the coalition and with due regard for the Russian position. Professor of the Chair of Modern East Department of History, Political Science and Law in RSUH