Atlanta Open Go Soeda stuns Alexandr Dolgopolov in Atlanta

Japan's number four Go Soeda beat a top-100 player for the first time in 2015, ousting Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Atlanta Open.

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Go Soeda snared his biggest scalp of 2015, downing Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Atlanta Open on Monday.

Soeda had won just three ATP World Tour-level matches this season - the most recent against retiring veteran Lleyton Hewitt in April - coming into his clash with Dolgopolov, but earned a hard-fought 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 victory.

Dolgopolov, ranked 74th, is without a tour-level title since his Citi Open win in 2012 - and he will now head to Washington hoping to recall his form at the tournament three years ago.

Soeda, meanwhile, advances to a second-round date with fourth seed Adrian Mannarino - who comes into the ATP 250 hard-court event after finishing as runner-up at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota.

Seventh seed Gilles Muller, finalist in Atlanta in 2012, eased to a 6-2 6-1 win over fellow left-hander, American Donald Young.

Awaiting Muller in the second round is the winner of an all-qualifier match-up between Somdev Devvarman and Jared Donaldson.

Lu Yen-hsun will face second seed Vasek Pospisil in the second round, after the Taipei number one got past Malek Jaziri 6-1 7-6 (14-12).

Jaziri, of Tunisia, served for the second set at 5-4 - but was broken to love.

World number 76 Lu saved six set points in the tie-break, and advanced on his third match point.

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