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Almagro wins, Bellucci falls at Copa Claro

Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Nicolas Almagro breezed to a first-round victory but No. 4 seed Thomaz Bellucci fell in an upset Monday in the first round of the Copa Claro.

Almagro, the 2011 winner, disposed of Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-2 in a quick match at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Brazil's Bellucci, however, didn't fare as well in another opening-day contest as little-known Argentine wild card Diego Sebastian Schwartzman bounced him 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Fifth-seeded Horacio Zeballos of Argentina also fell in a surprising result as Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia bested him 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

No. 8 seed Albert Ramos of Spain and Argentine wild card Federico Delbonis also recorded wins Monday.

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