The holder of the title, Belgium’s No. 1, now 52nd in the world, won three sets – 2-6, 7-5 and 6-1 against Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi, 25th, 68th in the ATP rankings. This match lasted for 1 hour 53 minutes.
An invitee, 31-year-old David Goffin, struggled to get into the game after losing his serve (0-3) and nearly lost his second face-off at 1-4. Coming back 2-4, Goffin, however, would allow the first set (2-6) to slip.