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Early exit for Haas


 

Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:07

The German veteran suffered his third consecutive first-round exit in Florida as he succumbed 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 to the world number 104.

Last year’s runner-up Evgeny Korolev recovered from a mid-match slump to overcome Nicolas Lapentti 6-2 1-6 6-1.

Korolev, the fifth seed, won just six points on serve in the second set but fought back strongly to ensure his progress with an impressive third set.

Floridian Wayne Odesnik secured a 6-3 6-2 win over Rajeev Ram despite twisting his ankle early in their match.

Odesnik suffered the injury at 3-1 ahead in the opening set although it did not prevent him moving through.

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