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体坛英语新闻:Nalbandian, Ancic through to second round in Stockholm

更新时间:2024-06-18 23:24:12

  STOCKHOLM, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's top seed David Nalbandian easily advanced to the second round by beating Bobby Reynolds of the United States 6-1, 6-1 at the Stockholm ATP Open on Tuesday. Second-seeded Mario Ancic of Croatia overcame a slow start to beat Olivier Rochus of Belgium 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.

  Sweden's veteran Jonas Bjorkman, who was retiring after this season, played his last singles on home soil when he fell to sixth-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-2, 6-4 in the opening round.

  The 36-year-old Bjorkman, who has won six singles and 52 doubles titles, received a standing ovation as he left the court.

  It wasn't exactly the way I had imagined my last game, since things felt really good during training. But Monaco is good, he moves well, Bjorkman said.

  Fifth-seeded Rainer Schuettler of Germany easily ousted Chris Guccione of Australia 6-0, 6-3 and will next meet Nicolas Lapenttiof Ecuador.

  Sixth-seeded Jose Acasuso of Argentina, who beat Germany's Matthias Bachinger 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), will play Oscar Hernandez of Spain.

  Hernandez defeated Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3.