Wawrinka, Hanescu win in Swiss Open

July 28, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Swiss favorite Stanislas Wawrinka and reigning champion Victor Hanescu of Romania advanced Tuesday at the Swiss Open

Wawrinka, the 2005 Gstaad runner-up, beat Argentine Federico Del Bonis 6-4, 7-5, and the fourth-seeded Hanescu beat Czech Ivo Minar 6-2, 6-2. Hanescu won over Russian Igor Andreev in last year's finale.

Two other seeds advanced on Day 3. No. 5 Frenchman Jeremy Chardy defeated countryman Thierry Ascione 6-3, 6-3, and No. 6 German Nicolas Kiefer beat Argentine Jose Acasuso 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

In an upset, Brazilian Marcos Daniel nipped eighth-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (8-6). Mathieu was last week's runner-up in Hamburg and won this event two years ago.

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