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Montanes heads to second round in Brazil

Feb. 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM   |   Comments

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COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain won his opening match Monday in the Brasil Open, topping Simon Greul of Germany in straight sets.

Montanes' winning score was 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).

In other first-round matches, Daniel Gimeno-Traver beat fellow Spaniard Santiago Ventura 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 and Ricardo Mello of Brazil took down Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-2, 7-5.

The top seed, Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, begins play Tuesday.

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