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Aljaz Bedene defeats Marcel Granollers in China Open first round

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Ten-10British number three Aljaz Bedene saw off Marcel Granollers in straight sets in the first round of the China Open.

 

The world number 50 defeated the 31-year-old 6-4 6-2 to set up a meeting with another Spaniard, fifth seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

 

Bedene, 28, looked more comfortable on the Beijing hard court against a player who prefers clay and a single break of serve was enough to take the first set.

 

A double break in the second against the world number 127 sealed victory.

 

Agut, 29, set up the meeting with Bedene with a 6-1 6-3 victory over China's Ze Zhang.

 

Britain's Kyle Edmund, 22, plays 20-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany in the first round on Tuesday, when Rafael Nadal enters the tournament against Lucas Pouille of France.



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