Del Potro advances to second round at Austrian Open

Updated: July 15, 2008, 3:47 PM ET
Associated Press

KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Top-seeded Andreas Seppi withdrew from the Austrian Open on Tuesday with a groin injury shortly before the start of his opening match against Nicolas Devilder of France.

"I suffer from groin problems since Wimbledon," said the 24-year-old Italian, who lost in the first round of the Swiss Open last week. "My problems got worse there. I am sorry, it simply won't work."

Seppi, ranked 34th, was to headline the tournament after the top three seeded players ...

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