Guinard advances as Fognini retires in Gijon, Cerundolo next

Manuel Guinard benefited from the abandonment of Fabio Fognini (4-6, 6-0, 2-0) on Tuesday to reach the second round of the ATP 250 event

French qualifier Manuel Guinard moved into the second round of the Gijon Open when Italian Fabio Fognini retired from their first round match at the Palacio deportes on Tuesday.

Guinard, ranked No 153, led 4-6, 6-0, 2-0 when Fognini, ranked No 59, decided to pull out of the match.

This was the Frenchman’s third main draw win at the ATP Tour level and he meets fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo next for a place in the quarter-finals.

Gijon ATP 250, first-round matches

  • Tommy Paul (5) beat Martin Landaluce (WC): 6-3, 6-0
  • Dominic Thiem beat João Sousa: 6-2, 6-0
  • Arthur Rinderknech beat Carlos Taberner (LL): 6-3, 6-3
  • Constant Lestienne beat Sebastian Baez (7): 7-6 (5), 4-4 ret.
  • Thiago Monteiro beat Benjamin Bonzi: 6-4, 7-5
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Jaume Munar
  • Pedro Cachin vs. Alexey Vatutin
  • Ilya Ivashka vs. Feliciano López
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Andy Murray
  • Marcos Giron vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Marco Trungelliti vs. Nicolas Alvarez Varona

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