Victory over Carraz takes three tiebreakers
MILAN, Italy -- After accepting a wild-card entry, top seed Andrei Pavel of Romania barely avoided an early exit Wednesday at the $421,000 Milan Indoors tennis tournament.
Pavel, who turned 31 last week, needed three tiebreakers to defeat France's Gregory Carraz 7-6 (0), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) in a first-round match.
There were no breaks in the 2-hour, 11-minute match as both
players relied heavily on their booming serves. Pavel registered
28 aces and Carraz, who reached the semifinals in ...
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