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Andreev, Fish, Karlovic reach third round

Aug. 19, 2008 at 10:17 PM   |   Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Russian Igor Andreev, second-seeded Croat Ivo Karlovic and eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish were second-round winners Tuesday at Pilot Pen.

Andreev beat Belgian Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4, while Fish, who was last year's New Haven runner-up to fellow American James Blake, defeated American Wayne Odesnik 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Karlovic dropped his first set to American John Isner, but rebounded to win 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory.

German Mischa Zverev beat fifth-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 6-3 and sixth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia was leading last week's Washington runner-up Viktor Troicki, 2-1, when the Serbian retired.

Also, No. 7 Italian Andreas Seppi came back against countryman Potito Starace 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; No. 9 Frenchman Marc Gicquel beat Spaniard Albert Montanes 7-5, 6-3; and Fabio Fognini eliminated fellow Italian Simone Bolelli 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

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