Ferrero, Kuerten Dusted at ATP Costa Do Sauipe

Posted on February 22, 2006

The ATP claycourt stop in Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil, lost two seeds Tuesday when homecountry favorite Flavio Saretta shocked former No. 1 and French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4, 6-3, and Czech Lukas Dlouhy beat back French No. 4 seed Florent Serra 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Seeded winners into the second round Tuesday were (1) Gaston Gaudio (d. (LL) Portas in three), (3) Filippo Volandri (d. K.Kim 6-0 in the third), (5) Juan Ignacio Chela (d. (Q) Gimeno-Traver), (6) Nicolas Massu (d. Daniel), (7) Al Martin (d. Horna), and (8) Boris Pashanski (d. Behrend in three).

Unseeded winners into the second round were Argentina's Juan Monaco (d. countryman (Q) Del Potro), Brazilian wildcard Andre Ghem (d. three-time Roland Garros champ Kuerten from a set down), French qualifier Olivier Patience (d. Sabau), Spanish qualifier Nicolas Almagro (d. (WC) Sa), and Italian Potito Starace (d. (LL) Navarro Pastor in three).

Kuerten was playing his first match after multiple injuries since last year's US Open.

Set for Wednesday on the dirt are (1) Gaudio vs. (Q) Olivier "All We Need is Just a Little" Patience, (WC) Ghem vs. (7) A.Martin, (WC) Ricardo Mello "Yello" vs. (8) Pashanski, (Q) Almagro vs. Saretta, (3) Volandri vs. Vanek, (6) Massu vs. Vicente, Juan "The Principality" Monaco vs. (4) Serra, and (5) Chela vs. "You Say" Potito Starace.