3rd-seeded Almagro advances at German champs
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the third round of the German tennis Championships by defeating Tobias Kamke of Germany, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.
However, two other seeded players exited the tournament as Florian Mayer of Germany defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 and Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 7-6 (1).
Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France also advanced to the third round by beating Albert Montanes of Spain 6-1, 6-4.
Gael Monfils beat 2010 Hamburg champion Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make the second round of the clay-court tournament. Golubev had to qualify for this year’s event.
Among other first-round winners were Federico Delbonis of Argentina, Robin Haase of Netherlands, Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia, Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany and three Spaniards — Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Albert Ramos and Marcel Granollers.