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Falla advances on 6-1, 6-0 upset at Valencia Open

Oct. 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Alejandro Falla dropped just one game Tuesday in a first-round upset win at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.

Falla routed sixth-seeded Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-0 in 66 minutes. He won 63 percent of the points off Simon's serve and converted six of his nine break opportunities over seven games.

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Falla fought off all five break points he faced and took 61 percent of the points when serving.

No. 3-seeded Nicolas Almagro lost nine points in his eight games serving during a 6-2, 6-3 win over Pablo Andujar. Four of those points came in a second-set game in which he saw the only break point Andujar managed Tuesday. Almagro won 16-of-18 points when serving in the first set.

Fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz edged past Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) while Julien Benneteau topped Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-1 and Michal Przysiezny was a 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) winner over Fernando Verdasco. Mikhail Youzhny advanced when, after Youzhny built a 4-1 lead in the third set, Bernard Tomic retired.

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