Calleri beaten, Seppi out at Austrian Open

July 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 15 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Agustin Calleri was ousted in straight sets Tuesday during first-round play of the Austrian Open.

The clay-court tournament also lost its top-seeded player as Andreas Seppi withdrew because of a groin injury.

Calleri, who won the Austrian Open in 2006, was dumped 6-4, 6-4 by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the biggest upset of the 16-match card Tuesday. Also, eighth-seeded Olivier Rochus was beaten, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, by Ivo Minar

With all of Monday's matches rained out, organizers squeezed the entire first round in Tuesday.

Second-seeded Rainer Schuettler advanced to the second round, rallying for a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win over Andreas Beck in a near upset. But No. 4-seeded Potito Starace, who topped Santiago Giraldo, 6-1, 6-2; fifth-seeded Eduardo Schwank, who beat Michael Berrer, 6-4, 6-1; No. 6-seeded Jurgen Melzer, who stopped Luis Horna, 6-3, 6-1; and seventh-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro, who beat Josselin Ouanna, 6-3, 6-3, all advanced in straight sets.

Also collecting wins Tuesday were Victor Hanescu, Daniel Brands, Brian Dabul, Leonardo Mayer, Sergio Roitman, Nicolas Devilder, Daniel Koellerer, Alexander Peya and Jan Hernych.

Devilder's win was a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Matthias Bachinger, who replaced Seppi in the draw.

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