Andreev, Chardy lead Swiss Open winners

July 29, 2009 at 7:05 PM

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 29 (UPI) -- No. 3 seed Igor Andreev of Russia and No. 5 Jeremy Chardy of France led Wednesday's second-round winners at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Andreev, the 2008 Gstaad runner-up, topped Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic 6-4 6-1. Chardy, the recent champion at Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, toughed out a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

Chardy is 29-18 this season and was runner-up to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the SA Tennis Open in February.

Andreev lost to Romanian Victor Hanescu in last year's final.

In other matches Wednesday, German Andreas Beck outlasted Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (7-3), 1-6, 7-6 (7-3); and Romanian Victor Crivoi beat Russia's Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-4.

Thursday's third-round matchups include top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, the 2005 runner-up, against Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci; Hanescu facing Florent Serra of France; Germany's Nicolas Kiefer, the sixth seed, against Spain's Ivan Navarro; and Brazil's Marcos Daniel meeting Frenchman Julien Benneteau.

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