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Ljubicic, Blake among Hamburg winners

May 15, 2006 at 6:55 PM   |   Comments

HAMBURG, Germany, May 15 (UPI) -- Croat Ivan Ljubicic and American James Blake were among Monday's opening-round winners at Germany's $2.45 million Masters Series Hamburg.

Ljubicic, seeded third, came from behind to beat German qualifier Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3. Ljubicic became the highest seed when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pulled out, both citing fatigue.

Blake, seeded fifth, snapped a five-match losing streak by holding off former world No. 1 Spaniard Carlos Moya 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Blake hadn't won a match since playing in Miami in March.

Eighth-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo defeated Czech Jiri Novak 6-3, 6-2, and Serbian qualifier Novak Djokovic beat 10th-seeded Argentine Guillermo Coria 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Coria won here in 2003 and was the runner-up in 2004.

In another upset, Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu beat 11th-seeded Swede Thomas Johansson 6-3, 6-4.

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