Alexander Zverev started his bid for a 3rd Munich Open title by beating Ricardas Berankis 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday within the second spherical.
The highest-seeded Zverev, who gained the event in 2017 and 2018, hit six aces, saved three of the 5 break factors he confronted and transformed 5 of his personal in opposition to his 89th-ranked opponent.
The sixth-ranked German will subsequent face both Ilya Ivashka or American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald within the quarterfinals. McDonald upset sixth-seeded Dusan Lajovic on Tuesday.
Additionally, second-seeded Casper Ruud defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2 and John Millman progressed after opponent Guido Pella retired with harm whereas trailing 6-4, 2-0.