Tuesday’s Day Two at the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster kicks-off with fifth-seeded Aussie Bernard Tomic on Stadium Court against Barbados qualifier Darian King. American Ryan Harrison plays Konstantin Kravchuk of Russia and at night 2016 finalist Taylor Fritz faces Lu Yen-Hsun the eighth seed. An all-American contest between Frances Tiafoe and Tim Smyczek rounds out the night’s action. Grandstand Court will host two singles matches: qualifiers Matthew Ebden against Peter Polanski and 2008 winner Steve Darcis versus Radu Albot.
On Monday, Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka became the first player to score a main draw win at the 2017 Memphis Open. The left-handed 21-year-old from Mei needed one break in the first set and then after an exchange of breaks in the second he scored one more to secure a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
“We didn’t know each other that much, but he has great forehand and he likes long rallies,” Nishioka said. “I tried to feel good on the court and I played very solid.”
American Donald Young advanced to the second round and scored his second win in three matches with Adrian Mannarino 3-6, 7-5, 7-6. The last time Young defeated the Frenchman was at Memphis in 2015. In other day session action, Damir Dzumhur rallied from a set and a break down to defeat 2015 Memphis finalist Kevin Anderson 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.
In the final singles match of the evening 19-year-old American wild card Reilly Opelka, all of 6’11”, took care of 20-year-old fellow America wild card Jared Donaldson 6-1, 7-5.
“(I was) pretty lucky,” Opelka said. “Definitely a lot of luck. I served well.”
In doubles action Harrison and Steve Johnson defeated wild cards and former University of Memphis players Cedric De Zutter of Belgium and Connor Glennon 6-2, 6-3.