SAO PAULO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Argentine Leonardo Mayer scored an upset over former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero Wednesday, dispatching him in the first round of the Brazil Open.
Mayer bested the sixth-seeded Ferrero 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 on the clay courts at Sao Paulo, bouncing the 2003 French Open champion from the event.
Ferrero won the Brazil tournament in 2010 when it was held at Costa do Sauipe.
France's Jeremy Chardy also moved on with 6-4, 6-4 win over Slovenian Blaz Kavcic.