Gaudio Starts Hot at ATP Vina del Mar


Posted on January 31, 2006

Top-seeded Gaston Gaudio, who had the second-best claycourt record in 2005 behind French Open winner Rafael Nadal, picked up where he left off in his first round at the ATP dirt stop in Vina del Mar with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Chilean wildcard Felipe Parada.

Other seeded winners on the day were (5) Nicolas Massu (d. Daniel) and (6) Al Montanes (d. Monaco), both in straight sets.

Qualifiers were 2-0 on the day with winners Carlos Cuadrado of Spain (d. Behrend, bagel in the second) and Argentine Gustavo Marcaccio (d. Horna in three), joined in the second round by unseeded winners Juan Martin Del Potro (d. Portas), Spanish lucky loser Daniel Gimeno-Traver (d. (4) Calleri from a set down), and Chilean wildcard Jorge Aguilar (d. (WC) Hormazabal).

Scheduled for Tuesday on the dirt are Di Mauro vs. Garcia, Almagro vs. Ramirez Hidalgo in an all-Spanish, Armando vs. Marin, Capdeville vs. Ventura, Acasuso vs. Navarro Pastor, Berlocq vs. Friedl, Pashanski vs. Saretta, and Mazarakis vs. Gonzalez.
Rankings
ATP - Apr 14 WTA - Apr 14
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Richard Gasquet9 Maria Sharapova
10 Milos Raonic10 Dominika Cibulkova
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