Monaco outclasses Zeballos


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:59

Monaco won 6-3 6-0 in 63 minutes after taking advantage of four of his nine break points.

He said afterwards: “Horacio is a very good player. I knew I would have to be patient and wait for my opportunities to win. I felt he was a little nervous in the beginning and I took advantage of that.”

French wild card Sebastian Grosjean earned a hard-fought 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Florian Mayer, while German fifth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber had an easy 6-2 6-3 win against Inigo Cervantes-Huegun after the Spaniard replaced the injured David Nalbandian in the draw.

Kohlschreiber, who won the title two years ago, will play Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the second round.

Belgium’s Olivier Rochus suffered a 6-3 6-2 defeat to Frenchman Marc Gicquel, American John Isner beat Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-2, Spain’s Albert Montanes defeated qualifier James Lemke of Australia 6-1 7-5 and Simon Greul, of Germany, overcame Italian qualifier Paolo Lorenzi 6-3 6-3.

Britain’s Daniel Evans went down 1-6 6-2 6-4 to Michael Lammer of Switzerland.

There was a major shock in the doubles as world number one pairing Bob and Mike Bryan were bundled out in the first round by Zeballos and Rogier Wassen.

Zeballos and Holland’s Wassen came from a set down to defeat the Americans 4-6 6-4 10-6.


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