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Top-seeded Haas ousted at Munich

May 1, 2007 at 4:58 PM   |   Comments

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Haas was ousted in straight sets Tuesday in the first round of the $416,000 BMW Open clay-court tennis tournament in Munich, Germany.

Haas was shoved out by Sebastien Grosjean, who posted a solid 6-4, 6-4 victory over the world's No. 11-rated player.

Also ousted Tuesday was seventh-seeded Guillermo Canas, the only player to beat world No. 1 Roger Federer twice this year and last week's runner-up in Barcelona. Canas was forced to retire leading 6-4, 1-2 Tuesday because of an abdominal strain, allowing Nicolas Devilder to advance.

No. 6-seeded Radek Stepanek was also upset in straight sets, losing 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 to Alexander Waske.

Playing more to form, No. 2 Tomas Berdych ran over Florian Mayer, 6-2, 6-1, and fifth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen beat Rainer Schuettler, 6-4, 6-4.

Other winners in Tuesday's first-round play were: Matthias Bachinger, Benjamin Becker, Tobias Summerer, Raemon Sluiter and Nicolas Massu.

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