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Rain plagues Palermo International

Sept. 26, 2006 at 6:21 PM

PALERMO, Italy, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon and fourth-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won Tuesday at the rainy Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia tennis tournament.

Simon got past Italian favorite Andreas Seppi, 6-0, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, while Almagro beat Austrian Oliver Marach, 6-1, 6-4, before rain ruined the day's schedule. Six other matches were either suspended or postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather.

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In two other results, Jan Hajek beat fellow Czech Bohdan Ulihrach, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), and Spaniard Oscar Hernandez defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-1, 6-1.

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