The first round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell was completed as well as the second round getting underway. Among the seeded winners were fifth Roberto Bautista Agut, seventh seed Denis Shapovalov and eighth seed David Goffin. Twelfth seed Karen Khachanov was the only seed to lose.
Goffin advanced after beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-4 as the Belgian fired five aces against the Frenchman while 11th seed Jannik Sinner hit 21 winners in a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Egor Gerasimov.
On the prospects of playing Bautista Agut in the third round, Sinner said "he's an unbelievable player. He's very consistent. He lost in Dubai against me, he lost in Miami against me, now we play once more here, so it's quite a small period of time.
"We're playing now our third match already, so it's going to be a very tough match. He is very, very solid. I never played against him on clay. I'm trying to be ready in the best possible way."
Spaniards lose three of four matches
The only other win from a home country player on Tuesday was by Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who edged Holger Rune 6-7 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (2). Feliciano Lopez fell to Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 6-3, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina was beaten by Alexander Bublik 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 and Carlos Alcaraz lost to Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Elsewhere, Khachanov was upset by Cameron Norrie in the final match of the day with the Brit emerging with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory while Corentin Moutet defeated Dominik Koepfer 7-5, 6-2 and Jordan Thompson squeezed past Richard Gasquet 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (3).
There were four first-round doubles matches on Tuesday with second seeds Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers upset by Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) while third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury easily got past Cristian Garin and Guido Pella 6-0, 6-3.