Paire advances after Swiss Open trick shot

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Benoit Paire has come up with one of the shots of the year in a first-round victory at the Swiss Open.

The Frenchman sliced a backhand drop shot with so much spin that it bounced back over to his side of the net in a 6-3 7-6 (7-2) win over Slovakia's Jozef Kovalik.

Australia's Marc Polmans joined Paire in the second round after beating Switzerland's Sandro Ehrat in straight sets, 7-5 6-3.

The world No.147, who was a first round winner at Wimbledon after making it through qualifying, defeated the local favourite in one hour 41 minutes.

Eighth seed Feliciano Lopez's match with Marc-Andrea Huesler was heading for a deciding-set tie-break when the Swiss player had to retire from his home tournament.

Huesler was serving at 4-6 6-4 5-6 when he rolled his ankle on the baseline and had to throw in the towel.

Lopez will face Sweden's Mikael Ymer, who beat French lucky loser Enzo Couacaud in three sets.

Oscar Otte, the qualifier who took Andy Murray to five sets at Wimbledon a fortnight ago, lost 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 to Zizou Bergs.

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