Two seeds out on tie-breakers in Sweden

July 13, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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BASTAD, Sweden, July 13 (UPI) -- Seeded players Paul-Henri Mathieu and Denis Istomin each lost two tie-breakers Tuesday and were eliminated from the Swedish Open tennis tournament.

Mathieu, seeded sixth, fell 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3) to Pablo Cuevas while the seventh-seeded Istomin was beaten by Franco Skugor 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7) in the tournament's first round.

Fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round, dumping Michal Przysiezny 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Robredo didn't face a break point and lost 10 points in his 11 service games.

Jarkko Nieminen came away a winner of the only match on Tuesday's schedule that went three sets, beating Christian Lindell 4-6, 6-0, 6-4. Nieminen lost only eight points in the second set.

Also Tuesday, Andreas Seppi topped Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-2; Ervin Eleskovic defeated Jerzy Janowicz; Andrey Golubev stopped Maximo Gonzalez 6-3, 6-2; and Stephane Robert beat Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy 6-4, 6-1.

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