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Top-seeded Marin Cilic loses in first round at Japan Open

Rakuten Open - Day 2

CHOFU, JAPAN - OCTOBER 02: Marin Cilic of Coratia plays a backhand in his match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany on day two of the Rakuten Open at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza on October 2, 2018 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

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TOKYO -- Top-seeded Marin Cilic was knocked out of the Japan Open in the first round after losing to Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) on Tuesday.

Eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka also advanced to the second round, both by beat American opposition. Gasquet defeated Denis Kudla 7-6 (10), 6-3 while Wawrinka beat Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-4.

Also, Frances Tiafoe beat Maximilian Marterer 7-5, 6-4, and Jeremy Chardy defeated Damir Dzumhur 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.