STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Sixth-seeded Lorenzo Sonego has recovered from a slow start to defeat Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. The Italian player dropped his serve in the first and fifth games of the match but won four in a row to clinch the first set before breaking twice in the second to win. Sonego will next face German wild card Jan-Lennard Struff, who edged past American player Marcos Giron 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (8). Benjamin Bonzi has defeated Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1. Oscar Otte defeated German compatriot Daniel Altmaier.
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