Shanghai, China (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Lukas
Rosol of the Czech Republic were among the winners Sunday on the first day of
play at the Shanghai Masters.
Only four matches in the main draw were played Sunday. The Masters 1000 event
features Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as the top seeds. Djokovic, the
defending Shanghai champion, beat Nadal on Sunday in the final of the China
Open in Beijing.
Berlocq rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russian Dmitry Tursunov, while
Rosol claimed a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 triumph over France's Julien Benneteau, who has
lost three straight matches, including the final at the Malaysian Open last
Sunday. He also fell in the first round of the China Open this past week.
Rosol, meanwhile, earned a second-round matchup with third-seeded David
Ferrer. The Spaniard was among the top eight seeds that received first-round
Germany's Florian Mayer advanced Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Chinese
wild card Wu Di, while Spain's Pablo Andujar held a 5-2 lead over Mikhail
Youzhny when the Russian retired. Andujar will meet seventh-seeded Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga in round two.
The first round will continue Monday with 10 more matches. Seeded action will
include No. 11 Tommy Haas of Germany against American Sam Querrey, while 14th-
seeded American John Isner will take on Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo.
Also, 16th-seeded Tommy Robredo will square off against fellow Spaniard Albert
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