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Top-Seeded Rusedksi Wins Opener

June 14, 1999

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) _ Top-seeded Greg Rusedski of Britain breezed past Italy’s Gianluca Pozzi 6-0, 6-0 Monday on the first day of the Nottingham Open grass-court tournament.

Rusedski was the only top-seeded player in action.

In two upsets, Luke Milligan of Britain defeated No. 6 Byron Black of Zimbabwe 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, and Kevin Ullyett of Zimbabwe won over No. 8 Scott Draper of Australia 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

In other first-round matches on a day delayed by on and off by drizzle, Fabrice Santoro of France defeated American Cecil Mamiit 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), and Wayne Black of Zimbabwe ousted Barry Cowan of Britain 6-3, 6-3.

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