German Mayer advances at Mercedes Cup

July 17, 2006 at 7:41 PM

STUTTGART, Germany, July 17 (UPI) -- German Florian Mayer was among Monday's opening-round winners at the Mercedes Cup as he defeated fellow German Andreas Beck 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Veteran Spaniard Albert Portas overcame Brazilian Flavio Saretta 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, while Italian Andreas Seppi defeated Belgian Dick Norman 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka beat Czech Lukas Dlouhy 6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 6-4.

Also, American Hugo Armando defeated German Dieter Kindlmann 6-4, 6-3.

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