Klizan reaches Stuttgart second round

by: AP July 08, 2013

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STUTTGART, Germany (AP)—Eighth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia beat Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-3 on Monday to reach the second round of the Mercedes Cup.

Klizan didn't drop serve to win in 76 minutes and set up a meeting with another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Michael Berrer, a 153rd-ranked German who received a wild card into the tournament, beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Top-seeded Tommy Haas, the local favorite, has a bye into the second round.

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