Nick Kyrgios misplaced on his comeback from knee surgical procedure 7-5, 6-3 to Chinese language participant Wu Yibing within the first spherical of the Stuttgart Open.
The 2022 Wimbledon finalist regarded removed from his finest in his first match of the 12 months. Kyrgios, a two-time semifinalist in Stuttgart, was taking part in for the primary time since October in Tokyo. The 28-year-old Australian had a knee operation in January.
Wu, who was taking part in his first skilled match on grass, subsequent faces Marton Fucsovics, who rallied to beat Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Fifth-seeded American Tommy Paul defeated Benjamin Bonzi 6-3, 6-4.
Additionally, French participant Gregoire Barrere defeated dwelling favourite Oscar Otte 6-4, 6-3 and Australia’s Christopher O’Connell eased previous one other German, Daniel Altmaier, 6-3, 6-1.
Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Zhang Zhizhen 6-1, 6-4, and Russia’s Aslan Karatsev outlasted Corentin Moutet 7-6 (0), 6-7 (8), 7-5.
Defending champion Matteo Berrettini was knocked out by Italian compatriot Lorenzo Sonego on Monday.