Dolgopolov upsets Almagro at Rio Open

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 /by
AP
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)—Fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro made a shock exit from the first round of the Rio Open on Tuesday, losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

The Spaniard has won 12 ATP tournaments — all on clay, and six on the annual Latin American swing.

No. 4 seed Tommy Robredo defeated fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Eighth-seeded countryman Pablo Andujar advanced against Julian Reister of Germany 6-4, 6-3. In an all-Argentine match, No. 7 seed Juan Monaco beat Horacio Zeballos, 6-3, 6-1.

In the combined ATP-WTA event, top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic won her first-round match, beating Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-4.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain was due to face countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver in a late match. No. 2 David Ferrer of Spain was also to play late against Jeremy Chardy of France.
 

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