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Blaz Kavcic wins first match at ATP's Open 13 event

Feb. 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Blaz Kavcic grabbed the first match of the main draw Monday at the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.

Kavcic defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 6-2 without dropping his serve. He dropped 16 points over his nine games serving and saved all three break points Kokkinakis managed.

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Kokkinakis, 17 years old and ranked No. 397, was given a wild-card spot into the tournament.

The win advanced Kavcic into the second round against top-seeded Richard Gasquet. The top four seeds, who include No. 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -- the tournament defending champion -- were given first-round byes.

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