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Ljubicic, Roddick advance in Vienna

Oct. 11, 2006 at 6:56 PM   |   Comments

VIENNA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded and defending champion Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia Wednesday led second-round winners at the BA-CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna, Austria.

Ljubicic won his seventh straight match in the tournament by beating Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-3, 6-3.

Elsewhere, Andy Roddick of the U.S., the No. 3 seed, beat Argentina's Jose Acasuso, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2); Richard Gasquet of France beat qualifier Alejandro Falla of Colombia, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; fifth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile topped former world No. 1 Carlos Moya of Spain, 6-3, 6-4; crowd favorite Jurgen Melzer of Austria beat No. 7 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; eighth-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-4; and Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia ousted sixth-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

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