Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany wins over Agustin Calleri of Argentina in the first round of the Open de Moselle.
Kohlschreiber, who broke Calleri five times and did not face a break point, next plays either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France or Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Marc Gicquel of France also advanced, beating Florent Serra 6-4, 7-6 (0). Gicquel beat Serra in the quarterfinals last year.
Later, top-seeded Tommy Robredo was playing Florian Mayer of Germany.
More evidence appears about the arrival of Syrian jihadists that have been transferred by Turkey from the north-west of Syria to support the Islamist government led by al-Serraj