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.