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Granollers upsets Fritz at US clay championship

Marcel Granollers (AFP)
Marcel Granollers (AFP)

Houston - Marcel Granollers upset Taylor Fritz 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the first round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Monday.

Granollers, who won the title in 2008, beat No 5 seed Fritz, who reached the semi-finals last season, for his second tour-level victory this season.

Ryan Harrison beat 40-year-old Ivo Karlovic, who won the title in 2007, 6-3, 6-4.

Casper Ruud defeated Hugo Dellien 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, Christian Garin beat Pablo Cuevas 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Bernard Tomic defeated Denis Kudla 7-6 (10/8), 7-5 in the rest of the first-round singles action.

In doubles play, Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak defeated Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson 6-2, 4-6, 10-8.

Play continues on Tuesday.

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