The 29-year-old Frenchman, whose most recent of five career titles came in 2014 at Montpellier, ripped ill German teen Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-0 in one hour. "It was difficult conditions," Monfils said. Croatia's 35th-ranked Karlovic fired 14 aces to defeat US fifth seed Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 in a match where temperatures on the court reached 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius).
Pavlos Kontides tightened the zip of his wetsuit with hands dried and calloused by rope and sea salt. It is part of a ritual that takes the only Cypriot Olympic medal winner 30 minutes as he gets his Laser dinghy ready for the Mediterranean winds. It is part of a ritual the 26-year-old Kontides has become obsessed with as he seeks to upgrade his silver medal from London 2012 to a gold in Rio.