Swiss Indoors Basel 2016: Monday Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Draw Schedule

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Published: October 24, 2016

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Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic both took care of business during the opening day of the 2016 Swiss Indoors Basel on Monday, winning their first-round matches in straight sets.

Nishikori overcame an early injury scare to beat Dusan Lajovic, and Cilic had his hands full with defensive mastermind Mikhail Youzhny. Qualifier Donald Young won in straight sets against Ukraine's Illya Marchenko, and Federico Delbonis beat Andrey Kuznetsov. 

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka will be in action on Tuesday. Here's a look at Monday's results:



To access the full draw and updated schedule, visit the event's official website.

    

Recap As Record's Jose Morgado reported, the absence of top stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal didn't keep the fans away in Basel:



Nishikori struggled to get off the mark in the first set against Lajovic, who showed his defensive prowess in the longer rallies and did plenty of damage with his backhand.

The Japanese ace gave his fans a slight scare when he seemed to roll his ankle while reaching for a shot on the base line, but he was able to walk it off and soon started to press his advantage.

The two split the first 10 games, but Nishikori shifted gears at the right time to gain an advantage at the end of the first set. As TennisTV shared, it was his vaunted defence that made the difference:



Lajovic regressed in the second set, and the third-seeded Nishikori started playing more attacking tennis, showing his form is peaking at just the right time. The 26-year-old is one of the favourites for the title, and any momentum gained in Switzerland will come in handy once the ATP World Tour Finals start.

Cilic had to dig deep in the first set against Youzhny, but the powerful Croat made the difference with his serve and kept his Finals bid on track. The 28-year-old needs a big resu...
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Tennis

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