Johansson, Blake reach second round

Oct. 11, 2005 at 7:43 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded and defending champion Thomas Johansson of Sweden and sixth-seeded American James Blake were winners Tuesday at the Stockholm Open.

Johansson needed a pair of tiebreaks to get past wild card and fellow Swede Ervin Eleskovic 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4). Two-time Stockholm champion (2000, 2004) and former runner-up (1998) Johansson upset American Andre Agassi in last year's finale here.

Up next for Johansson will be American Vincent Spadea.

Blake got past Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 (1995, 1996, 1999).

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