CHENNAI, India, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded David Nalbandian was an upset victim Tuesday in the first round of the Chennai Open tennis tournament in India.
Nalbandian, from Argentina, dropped a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 match to Dane Kristian Pless.
Other seeded players, including No. 1 seeded Rafael Nadal, had better success Tuesday. Nadal, from Spain, posted a straight-set 6-4, 6-2 win over German Rainer Schuettler. Nadal next faces Indian wild-card entrant Karan Rastogi, who stopped Brazilian Thiago Alves, 6-3, 6-4.
Fifth-seeded Carlos Moya, from Spain, defeated German Alexander Waske 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; sixth-seeded Frenchman Fabrice Santoro was leading 3-0 when Czech David Skoch retired with a back injury; and seventh-seeded Thai Paradorn Srichaphan was a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 victor over Italian Simone Bolelli.
Additional first-round wins came Tuesday for Italian Davide Sanguinetti, German Bjorn Phau, Austrian Stefan Koubek and Russian Igor Andreev.
The tournament continues through the weekend, with the eventual champion earning $65,850.