Anderson, Gasquet through in Cincinnati

South African Kevin Anderson reached the second round of the Cincinnati Open when he beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in three sets on Tuesday.

The fifteenth seed won the match 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1 in over two hours. The big serving Anderson won the opening set tie-breaker 7-5 in a very close opening set. Mayer upped his game in the second set and tied the match at a set apiece by winning the second set 6-3.

Anderson, though, took control of the deciding set early and going to a 3-0 lead from which Mayer could not recover, and the South African ran out a convincing 6-1 winner.

In other matches, Frenchman Richard Gasquet was in brilliant form as he hammered Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-1.

Kyrgios seemed to be troubled by a back injury and had the trainer on the court during the first set but it did little to stop the brilliant Gasquet from winning easily.

Tommy Robredo won an all-Spanish clash when he beat Pablo Andujar 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach round two.

Unseeded Sam Querrey reached the second round by surprising 11th seed John Isner in straight sets, winning 6-3, 7-6.

Croatia's Borna Coric won the battle of the young guns when he beat German qualifier Alexander Zverev in three close sets 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

American Jared Donaldson beat Nicolas Mahut of France 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 and Frenchman Jeremy Chardy had little trouble beating American Jajeev Ram 6-4, 6-2.