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Moya reaches third round at Barcelona

April 28, 2004 at 4:50 PM

BARCELONA, Spain, April 28 (UPI) -- Defending champion Carlos Moya cruised into the third round of Spain's Open Seat Godo Wednesday with a win over German qualifier Daniel Elsner.

Moya, winner of two tournaments this year, beat Elsner 6-4, 6-2.

"I felt very good and comfortable out there today," the Spaniard said. "It's good to come back as defending champion and I hope to win this title again."

Alberto Martin of Spain defeated Nicolas Massu of Chile, the fourth seed, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Third seed David Nalbandian of Argentina eliminated American Todd Martin 6-2, 6-4.

"It wasn't an easy match; he's got a big serve but I returned well," Nalbandian said.

Other winners included Francisco Gonzalez of Chile, Feliciano Lopez and Gaston Gaudio of Spain, Olivier Patience of France, Kristof Vliegen of Belgium and Spain's Marc Lopez.