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Verdasco ousted in Hamburg

2012-07-17 22:14

Hamburg - Wildcard Julian Reister of Germany upset fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the German Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic also pulled off another surprise, beating eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. The 107th-ranked Rosol stunned Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon last month.

Other seeded players in action advanced. Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain cruised past Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-4, 6-1 and No 3 Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Results from the second day of the ATP Hamburg Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

First round:

Nicolas Almagro (ESP x1) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-4, 6-1
Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 7-5, 6-2
Marin Cilic (CRO x4) bt Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 6-3, 6-4
Tommy Haas (GER) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-2, 6-1
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) bt Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-4, 6-2
Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB x8) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-1, 6-4
Florian Mayer (GER x7) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 7-6 (9/7), 7-5
Juan Monaco (ARG x3) bt Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Julian Reister (GER) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x5) 6-2, 6-3
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x6) bt Bjoern Phau (GER) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3


AP