Gaudio, Ancic advance in Lyon

Oct. 24, 2005 at 6:56 PM

LYON, France, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Argentine Gaston Gaudio and seventh-seeded Croat Mario Ancic were opening-round winners Monday at the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix.

Gaudio, the 2004 French Open champion, defeated French crowd favorite Arnaud Clement, the 2000 Lyon winner and 2003 runner-up, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Ancic beat American James Blake 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Blake won in Stockholm just two weeks ago.

In one other Day-1 bout, Serb Novak Djokovic defeated Brazilian Ricardo Mello 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

This week's top seeds are Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick of the United States and French Open finalist Mariano Puerta of Argentina.

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