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Monday, April 28, 2008
Canas dumps Hernandez in opener at Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain -- Ninth-seeded
of Argentina beat Spain's
6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.
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defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3 and Swiss player
was a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Spain's Jose Antonio Sanchez de Luna in the only other victories by seeded players.
was the only seeded player to lose on the opening day of the clay court tournament. The 29th-ranked and No. 13 seed lost in straight sets to
is the sole American player left in the draw after
lost 6-4, 6-2 to
of Kazakhstan. Blake will face German
, who adavnced when his opponent
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
retired with a leg injury down 2-1 in the second set after losing the opener 7-6 (7).
, fresh off a fourth straight Masters Series title at Monte Carlo, plays Wednesday.
will face Davis Cup teammate
after the Argentine beat
of Sweden 6-1, 6-3.
saved all 12 break chances he faced while breaking Germany's
five times for a 6-1, 6-0 victory. The Croat next plays
Juan Ignacio Chela
of Argentina will play Spain's
next after both players won their singles matches.
Other first round winners were Dutch player
and Spanish pair Gabriel Trujillo-Soler and