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Troicki makes early exit


 

Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:53

The Serbian served 10 aces – two more than his Slovakian opponent – but Beck was far more consistent on his serve and the world number 81 prevailed 7-6 (4) 4-6 6-4 in just over two and a half hours.

The defeat means Troicki, world ranked 31, has been knocked out in the first round for two years in a row having fallen to eventual champion Andy Murray in 2008.

Bjorn Phau moved into the second round with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Stanislav Vovk.

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