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Pablo Carreno Busta improves to 2-1 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against John Millman.

Carreno Busta Downs Millman On Stockholm Return

Nishioka through in three sets

Making his first appearance at the Intrum Stockholm Open since 2015, Pablo Carreno Busta defeated John Millman 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the second round on Tuesday.

The fifth seed saved all four break points he faced to record his second win in three FedEx ATP Head2Head clashes against the Tokyo runner-up. Carreno Busta, who owns a 26-19 tour-level record this year, is aiming to lift his second ATP 250 title of the season after triumphing at last month’s Chengdu Open.

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The Spaniard will be aiming to reach the quarter-finals in Stockholm for the first time when he faces lucky loser Gianluca Mager in the second round. Mager recorded his first tour-level victory after one hour and 40 minutes, charging from a set down to beat Pablo Andujar 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

Stockholm debutant Yoshihito Nishioka recorded his first victory at the Kungliga Tennishallen, beating Radu Albot 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The Japanese saved 15 of 18 break points to book a second-round meeting against third seed Taylor Fritz.

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Sam Querrey will also face seeded opposition in his second match in the Swedish capital. The American fired 20 aces to defeat qualifier Dennis Novak 7-6(6), 6-4. Querrey will face second seed and 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov for a quarter-final spot.

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe also advanced, beating Brayden Schnur 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, and Serbian Filip Krajinovic will face eighth seed Daniel Evans after beating #NextGenATP Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-5.

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