ATP Tour

Verdasco advances in Sweden

Fernando Verdasco (Getty Images)
Fernando Verdasco (Getty Images)
Bastad - Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Viktor Troicki of Serbia have won in straights sets Tuesday as they advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open.

Verdasco, who pushed Wimbledon winner Andy Murray to five sets in the quarterfinals of that tournament, hit 12 aces as he eliminated Sweden's Andreas Vinciguerra 6-4, 7-6 (3). Vinciguerra was the last home player remaining in the clay-court ATP tournament in Bastad.

Troicki easily beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-4, 6-2, while Italy's Filippo Volandri routed Estonia's Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-2.

Thiemo De Bakker, Albert Ramos, Blaz Kavic, Henri Laaksonen, Jan-Lennard Struff and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez also advanced.

Results from the second day of the ATP Swedish Open (x denotes seeding):

First round:
Filippo Volandri (ITA) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-1, 6-2
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-3, 6-3
Guillermo Garca-Lpez (ESP) bt Jan Hjek (CZE) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1
Viktor Troicki (SRB x6) bt Joo Souza (BRA) 6-4, 6-2
Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Julian Reister (GER) 6-3, 6-3
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) bt Marius Copil (ROM) 6-4, 6-1
Thiemo de Bakker (NED) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-2, 6-4
Filippo Volandri (ITA) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-1, 6-2
Henri Laaksonen (SUI) bt Antonio Veic (CRO) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1


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