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Del Potro wins, Soderling loses in Memphis

Feb. 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM   |   Comments

MEMPHIS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro moved Tuesday into the second round at the $1.23 million Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

However, fourth-seeded Swede Robin Soderling was upset.

Del Potro, winner of four ATP World Tour titles in 2008, beat fellow countryman Guillermo Canas, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). France's Florent Serra defeated Soderling 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2.

Also, wild card Marcos Baghdatis beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-3; Latvian Ernests Gulbis beat American Taylor Dent 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Belgium's Christophe Rochus defeated American wild card Donald Young, 6-4, 6-3; and Austrian Stefan Koubek beat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-2, 6-2.

Americans Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey join in with opening-round play Wednesday.

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