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Anderson's slump continues

Kevin Anderson (AFP)
Kevin Anderson (AFP)

Valencia - Spanish qualifier Roberto Bautista Agut has upset eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open.

Anderson finished with 15 aces but was broken twice in the final set as Bautista Agut wrapped up the win in 2 hours, 26 minutes.

Seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy avoided a similar set by beating Martin Klizan of Slovenia 7-5, 3-6, 6-0.

Marcel Granollers of Spain advanced when Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia was forced to retire with an injury while leading 2-1 in the first set.

Also, Dmitry Tursunov of Russia eased past Spain's Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-1.

Results from the first day of the ATP Valencia Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):

First round:
Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
Marcel Granollers (ESP) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 1-2 retired
Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA x8) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) bt Albert Montanes (ESP) 6-4, 6-1
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West Indies 0
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