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Carreno-Busta posts Portugal Open upset win

April 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta came out on top of his tight match against fifth-seeded Julien Benneteau Tuesday at the Portugal Open tennis tournament.

Carreno-Busta, No. 228 in the world, had a pair of breaks in each set of a 6-3, 6-4 win over Benneteau. Carreno-Busta finished off half of his four break opportunities in the second set to claim just his third main-draw win of the year.

Gastao Elias, a wild-card entrant, eliminated seventh-seeded Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 4-3 by taking nearly half (31-of-65) of the points when receiving serve.

Eighth-seeded Tommy Robredo used a pair of third-set breaks to escape with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver. Robredo saved the three break points he faced in the first and third sets.

Other first-round results Tuesday saw Victor Hanescu beating Rui Machado 6-4, 6-4; Alejandro Falla getting past Andrey Kuznetsov 7-5, 6-4; Robin Haase taking out Pablo Andujar 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Paolo Lorenzi stopping Niels Desein 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; and Albert Ramos advancing over Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3.

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