Rio de Janeiro - Fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro has made a shock exit from the first round
of the Rio Open on Tuesday, losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to Alexandr Dolgopolov
The Spaniard has won 12 ATP tournaments — all on clay, and six on the annual Latin American swing.
No. 4 Tommy Robredo of Spain had better luck, defeating countryman Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Eighth-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain advanced against Julian Reister of Germany 6-4, 6-3.
No. 6 Marcel Granollers of Spain was another upset victim, falling 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Joao Sousa of Portugal.
the combined ATP-WTA event, top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech
Republic won her first-round match, beating Colombia's Mariana
Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-4.
Second-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy was ousted, losing 6-4, 6-4 to Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
No. 7 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic went out against Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Rafael Nadal of Spain was due to face countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver
in a late match. No. 2 David Ferrer of Spain was also to play late
against Jeremy Chardy of France.
Results from the second day of the WTA and ATP Rio Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):
Lourdes Domnguez (ESP) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-4, 6-4
Klara Zakopalova (CZE x1) bt Mariana Duque (COL) 6-4, 6-4
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) bt Barbora Zhlavov Strcov (CZE) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) bt Tmea Babos (HUN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP x5) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-2, 6-0
Joo Sousa (POR) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP x6) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Pablo Andujar (ESP x8) bt Julian Reister (GER) 6-4, 6-3