Verdasco, Troicki to meet in Bastad after straight-sets wins

by: AP July 09, 2013

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BASTAD, Sweden -- Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Viktor Troicki of Serbia won in straights sets Tuesday as they advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open.

Verdasco, who pushed eventual Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to five sets in the quarterfinals, had 12 aces in eliminating Sweden's Andreas Vinciguerra 6-4, 7-6 (3). Vinciguerra was the last Swede remaining in the clay-court ATP tournament in Bastad.

Troicki easily beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-4, 6-2, while Italy's Filippo Volandri routed Estonia's Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-2.

Thiemo De Bakker, Albert Ramos, Blaz Kavic, Henri Laaksonen, Jan-Lennard Struff and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez also advanced.

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