SHANGHAI (AP) — Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia moved into the second round of the Shanghai Masters with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Lukasz Kubot of Poland.
Cilic served eight aces and broke Kubot four times Monday to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 33 minutes.
American Sam Querrey also advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Chinese wild-card entry Li Zhe. The 22nd-ranked Querrey jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead in the first set, and then won the final five games of the second to close out the match in just 59 minutes.
Also Monday, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 7-5, 6-3; Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated qualifier Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-4; and Benoit Paire of France ousted qualifier Philipp Petzschner of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-4.
The eight top-seeded players have a bye in the first round.