Querrey makes Nice progress

Querrey, who reached the final of the US Clay Court Championships in Houston last month, lost just seven service points on his way to a 6-2 6-3 win over Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans.

Promising 21-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem also advanced with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 win over Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic.

Croatia’s Borna Coric beat Australian qualifier Sam Groth 7-5 6-3, while American Steve Johnson saw off Michael Venus of New Zealand 7-5 6-3.

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