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Tiafoe overcomes Bonzi in three tough sets

Frances Tiafoe survives a three-set battle against Benjamin Bonzi during first-round action at the Montreal Masters on Tuesday.

Frances Tiafoe in Vienna Frances Tiafoe in Vienna

American Frances Tiafoe advanced to the second round of the National Bank Open by beating Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Tiafoe, ranked No 24, awaits compatriot Taylor Fritz after the No 10 seed eased past Andy Murray later on Tuesday.

Montreal Masters 1000, other first-round matches and results:

  • David Goffin vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Diego Schwartzman vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Andy Murray vs. Taylor Fritz: tuesday
  • Benoit Paire vs. Yoshihito Nishioka: tuesday
  • Cameron Norrie (9) beat Brandon Nakashima: 6-4, 6-4
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (14) beat Marcos Giron (Q): 7-6 (5), 6-3
  • Holger Rune beat Fabio Fognini (Q): 6-3, 7-5
  • Nick Kyrgios beat Sebastian Baez: 6-4, 6-4
  • Alex De Minaur beat Denis Shapovalov: 7-5, 7-6 (4)
  • Jack Draper (Q) beat Hugo Gaston (Q): 6-2, 6-3
  • Daniel Evans beat Filip Krajinovic: 6-2, 1-6, 6-0
  • Adrian Mannarino (Q) beat Arthur Rinderknech (Q): 6-3, 6-3
  • Grigor Dimitrov (15) beat Alexis Galarneau (WC): 6-4, 7-5
  • Gael Monfils (17) beat Pedro Martinez: 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2
  • Marin Čilić (13) beat Borna Coric: 6-3, 6-2
  • Maxime Cressy beat Aslan Karatsev: 6-4, 6-4
  • Tommy Paul beat Vasek Pospisil (WC): 6-4, 6-4
  • Pablo Carreno Busta beat Matteo Berrettini (11): 6-3, 6-2
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Alexander Bublik: 6-2, 6-3
  • Alex Molcan beat Mackenzie McDonald: 7-6 (1), 6-4
  • Emil Ruusuvuori beat Stan Wawrinka: 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
  • Karen Khachanov beat Francisco Cerundolo: 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3
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