Monaco sends seed packing


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:40

Gonzalez, the only seed in action in Bastad today, won the second set to level the match but was well beaten in the decider as Monaco came through 7-6 (7/4) 3-6 6-1.

Three qualifiers survived the first round, with Guillermo Canas, Potito Starace and Peter Luczak all winning on Tuesday.

Canas defeated last year’s Junior Wimbledon winner Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 7-6 (7/2), Starace saw off France’s Julien Benneteau 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 and Australian Luczak brushed aside Alberto Martin 6-2 6-2.

Austria’s Daniel Koellerer recovered from a poor first set to defeat Steve Darcis 1-6 6-3 6-4 while Kristof Vliegen and Bjorn Phau were the other winners on Tuesday.


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