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Young, Fognini lose in upsets in Morocco

April 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM   |   Comments

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CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 9 (UPI) -- Seeded players Donald Young and Fabio Fognini were beaten Monday in first-round action at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.

Benoit Paire took out Young, the No. 5 seed, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in a 2-hour match.

The match turned on a seesaw second set that saw four breaks and Young ahead 5-3 in the tiebreaker. But Paire took the last four points in the tiebreaker and then won 2-of-3 break-point chances on the final set.

Earlier Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ousted the eighth-seeded Fognini 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Garcia-Lopez converted both of his break chances in the first and third sets to advance.

Igor Andreev won 70 percent of the points on serve in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Albert Montanes in Monday's other match.

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