Jurij Rodionov was eliminated by Canadian Denis Shapovalov (ATP 19). Rodionov missed the chance to repeat his upset of Shapovalov from two years ago, losing 6-4, 6-4. The Austrian new the reasons for his loss: “He simply served better. From the baseline it was an even match in my opinion.”
Other first round results: Lorenzo Sonego (ITA/48) was ousted by Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori (ATP 43) 2-6, 3-6; Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/32) easily overcame Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro (ATP 66) 6-3, 6-4 and Britain’s Dan Evans (ATP 26) ultimately ended lucky loser Oscar Otte’s (GER/54) Viennese adventure with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) win. Cam Norrie (GBR/13) beat Pedro Cachin (ARG/55) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1), Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN/43) eliminated Lorenzo Sonego (ITA/48) 6-2, 6-3.