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Benoit Paire among first-day winners at Stockholm Open

Oct. 14, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- No. 6-seeded Benoit Paire had a pair of breaks in each set Monday in winning a first-round match at the If Stockholm Open ATP tennis tournament.

Paire topped Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 6-4 by converting four of his six break chances. He ended up winning nearly half (33-of-69) of the points off Giraldo's serve after finishing off both break opportunities in the first set and 2-of-4 in the second.

Igor Sijsling defeated Tobias Kamke 6-4, 6-2 as he saved nine of the 11 break-point chances for Kamke. Sijsling also took advantage of Kamke's second serve, winning more than two-thirds of the points when Kamke failed on his first serve and he missed on more than half of those serves.

Also, Pablo Carreno Busta advanced when, with the score 5-5 in the first set, Jurgen Zopp was injured and unable to continue.

David Ferrer, who on Monday moved to No. 3 in the world rankings, is the top seed for the Stockholm Open. With 2012 champion Tomas Berdych skipping the event this year, there are no previous winners at the tournament.

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