Kudla untroubled as Young bows out in Newport

Denis Kudla was untroubled in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, while Donald Young was eliminated on Monday.

Kudla - the eighth seed at the ATP 250 tournament in Newport - cruised past Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-4.

His fellow American Young was not so lucky, the wildcard going down to Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7-5) 6-1.

In other first-round matches, Jordan Thompson won an all-Australian clash against James Duckworth 6-4 6-3 and Tim Smyczek battled past Bjorn Fratangelo 6-3 2-6 6-4.

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