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Volandri upsets Montanes at Brazil Open

Feb. 13, 2012 at 7:37 PM   |   Comments

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Filippo Volandri of Italy beat seventh-seeded Albert Montanes in straight sets Monday in the first round of the Brazil Open.

Montanes fell to 2-4 in six career meetings with Volandri, who pulled off a 6-2, 6-3 win, taking nearly 80 percent of his first-serve points.

Wild card Javier Marti of Spain advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Frederico Gil of Portugal, moving on to play third-seeded countryman Fernando Verdasco.

Ricardo Mello of Brazil cheered the hometown crowd with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's Pere Riba, advancing to face fourth-seeded countryman Thomaz Bellucci.

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