NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer.
Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen’s Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Baghdatis led 7-5, 3-0 when Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic retired with a neck injury.
Marcel Granollers of Spain also won after his opponent, Vasek Pospisil of Canada, retired at the start of the third set with a back problem.
In other matches, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-1, 6-4 and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine beat Steve Johnson of the U.S. 6-4, 6-3.
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