BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Spain’s Fernando Verdasco and Viktor Troicki of Serbia won in straights sets Tuesday as they advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open.
Verdasco, who pushed Wimbledon winner Andy Murray to five sets in the quarterfinals of that tournament, hit 12 aces as he eliminated Sweden’s Andreas Vinciguerra 6-4, 7-6 (3). Vinciguerra was the last home player remaining in the clay-court ATP tournament in Bastad.
Troicki easily beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-4, 6-2, while Italy’s Filippo Volandri routed Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-2.
Thiemo De Bakker, Albert Ramos, Blaz Kavic, Henri Laaksonen, Jan-Lennard Struff and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez also advanced.