Review of Tuesday's action at the ATP Mercedes Cup

Denis Istomin shakes hands with Philipp Kohlschreiber
Denis Istomin shakes hands with Philipp Kohlschreiber

Denis Istomin produced an upset to defeat two-time runner-up Philipp Kohlschreiber on a rain-hit day at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

Only three of the scheduled matches were able to be completed, with fifth-seeded Kohlschreiber the biggest scalp.

Istomin, ranked 100, defeated the world number 22 German in straight sets, winning both in a tie-break 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (7/3).

Elsewhere, Marton Fucsovics and Frenchman Gilles Simon also progressed before Feliciano Lopez saw his match against Viktor Troicki called off, with the Spaniard having taken the first set 6-1.

Wednesday will now see defending champion Lucas Pouille, in action, while Roger Federer, returning to action for the first time since early April following his decision to skip the clay-court season, takes on Mischa Zverev.

At the Libema Open in s-Hertogenbosch, fifth-seeded Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas needed three sets to defeat lucky loser John-Patrick Smith of Australia 3-6 6-3 6-4.

However, number eight seed Andreas Seppi is out after the Italian lost 6-4 6-2 against American wild card Mackenzie McDonald.

Elsewhere, Australian Bernard Tomic came through his first-round match against Kevin King 6-4 6-2, while his compatriot qualifier Alex Bolt beat Vasek Pospisil of Canada in three sets.

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