Starace out in Santiago
Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:04
The Italian lost 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 to Australian Peter Luczak, a player just nine places behind him in the world rankings at number 73.
In more early action, Spain’s Marcel Granollers benefited from the retirement of his opponent Martin Vassallo Arguello. The Argentinian had taken the first set 6-4, but he conceded the match once Granollers drew level by taking the next 6-3.