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Filippini Retires From Tennis

July 25, 2000

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) _ Marcello Filippini, a Uruguayan who has spent 13 years on the ATP tour, retired Tuesday after losing his first-round match at the $700,000 Generali Open.

He announced the move immediately after his 6-1, 6-3 loss to Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic. The 32-year-old Davis Cup veteran has won five ATP titles.

Ulihrach is trying to return to the Top 50 after recovering from a knee injury that sidelined him for several months.

In other first-round matches, Adrian Voinea of Romania beat Carlos Moya of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Augustin Calleri of Argentina defeated compatriot Hector Moretti 6-2, 6-2; Nicolas Massu of Chile beat Wayne Arthurs of Australia 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5); and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia overpowered Andreas Fasching of Austria 6-3, 6-4.

Also, Alberto Berasategui of Spain beat compatriot Alex Lopez-Moron 6-1, 6-4; Alberto Martin of Spain stopped Francisco Capello of Argentina 6-0, 6-2; Michel Kratochvil of Switzerland beat Radomir Vanek of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3; and Christian Ruud of Norway downed Juan Balcells of Spain 6-2, 6-2.

Top-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia received a bye into the second round and plays Wednesday.

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