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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
No. 1 seed Karlovic moves to second round in Metz as Simon, Almagro lose
METZ, France --
lost the last five games of the final set and was eliminated by
6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Open de Moselle.
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Also ousted was
, a two-time winner on tour this year who fell to
7-6 (5), 6-2.
, No. 5
and No. 5
safely advanced to the second round.
Karlovic was trailing
of Cyprus 4-6, 2-1 when Baghdatis retired with a back injury. Karlovic next meets
6-0, 6-2, while Tursunov hit 14 aces but had a tough time overcoming qualifier
6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4.
beat 2005 champion
6-1, 7-6 (4); 440th-ranked Romaine Jouan won his ATP debut against
5-7, 6-1, 6-2; and
of Spain 6-3, 6-2.