Granollers advances at Gerry Weber Open

June 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM

HALLE, Germany, June 12 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Marcel Granollers won but No. 7-seeded Andreas Seppi was an upset victim Tuesday in first-round play of the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.

Granollers defeated Mischa Zverev 6-4, 6-2 without facing a break point. Granollers lost just 12 points in nine games serving. He posted three breaks, two in controlling the second set.

Radek Stepanek edged past Seppi 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) in a match that took nearly 3 hours. Seppi dropped serve just twice but fell in the extended tiebreakers. Stepanek improved to 4-0 lifetime against Seppi but only one of the matches finished in straight sets.

Also Tuesday, Lukas Lacko stopped Konstantin Kravchuk 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Viktor Troicki beat Benjamin Becker 6-2, 7-6 (8-6); Florian Mayer didn't allow a break-point opportunity in a 6-4, 6-4 win over Tim Smyczek; and Tommy Haas advanced when, after Haas went up 5-2 in the first set, Bernard Tomic retired.

Lacko advanced to a second-round match against top-seeded Rafael Nadal, who is coming off Monday's French Open championship.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
Calipari denies reports of talks with Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension