Vienna, Austria (Sports Network) - Dutch slugger Robin Haase came up a first-
round loser Monday at the Erste Bank Open.
The sixth-seeded Haase was humbled by Aussie Marinko Matosevic, who came from
behind for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory on the indoor hardcourts at Wiener
Also on Day 1 in Vienna, Luxembourg's Gilles Muller fought back to beat
Belgian Steve Darcis 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3. Muller launched 16 aces in the 2-
hour, 28-minute affair.
The top seeds this week are Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro and Serb
Janko Tipsarevic. The former U.S. Open champion del Potro was last year's
Vienna runner-up to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who is not defending his
title this year.
The newest Vienna titlist will pocket $113,795.
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