Daniil Medvedev, the No. 1 seed, suited up in Metz for the first time in awhile. And his opening opponent is no tomato can.
It was Stan Wawrinka, who has won two matches in qualifying and one in the main draw to get there. And won.
Also entering stage left is Denmark’s Holger Rune, the No. 4 seed.
Dominic Thiem, who defeated Richard Gasquet Wednesday, was the opening opponent for No. 2 seed Hubert Hurkacz who, despite being ranked No. 10 in the world and having two *ineligible* Russians ahead of him, doesn’t make the cut for Laver Cup’s Europe team.
In San Diego, top seeds Dan Evans and Jenson Brooksby also took the court.
San Diego Open
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 19 – 25, 2022
Prize money: $612,000
Draws: S28 – D16
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
Singles, second round
Doubles, first round
 Nathaniel Lammons / Jackson Withrow (USA) def Diego Hidalgo (ECU) / Cristian Rodriguez (COL) 76 (4) 64
 Andre Goransson (SWE) / Ben McLachlan (JPN) def. Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) / Pedro Martinez (ESP) 75 64