ATP Stuttgart 🇩🇪 Day 1 Results
Nikoloz Basilashvilli (5) d Dustin Brown 6-3 7-6(4)
Statistically this match could have gone either way, but it was the seeded player to come out on top. Brown has had his time, but as a 36yo, there is little time to shine now.
Lloyd Harris d GIlles Simon 6-4 7-5
Continuing the trend of aces, Harris served 14 (38%) to Simon's 1. Simon is never really the aggressor, therefore could not see him winning this match unless Harris was extremely inconsistent. Harris brought his A-game and faces 3rd seed Felix Auger-Aliassime next round.
Ugo Humbert (6) d Marton Fucsovics 6-3 6-1
This match was less about aces, but more about consistency. Humbert loved to stay in the point, and Fucsovics attempted to be the aggressor, but was never really in the match. His mentality fell apart and the Frenchman pounced, breaking five times in the encounter.
Marin Cilic d Rudolf Molleker 7-5 6-3
Cilic is on the final strides of his career, as he currently ranked 47th in the world. Molleker just did not move Cilic around in this match. Cilic continued to stay the aggressor, and Molleker only had defence to answer. Simply not good enough to defeat the Croatian. Cilic served 20 aces. (42%) of his service points.