Massu Bakes Bagel in Opener at ATP Casablanca


Posted on April 26, 2006

Top-seeded Nicolas Massu exerted his will over German Michael Berrer 7-6(4), 6-0 to successfully open his campaign Tuesday at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca.

Other seeded players into the second round Tuesday were (2) Luis Horna (d. (Q) Peric), (3) Christophe Rochus (d. Behrend), (7) Daniele Bracciali (d. Patience), and (8) Gilles Simon (d. Hernych in three).

Moroccan wildcard Mehdi Tahiri represented Tuesday with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2) over Austrian Oliver Marach, joined in the second round by fellow un-seeds Florian Mayer of Germany (d. (WC) Ouahab), and French wildcard Marc Gicquel (d. Tipsarevic).
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ATP - Aug 31 WTA - Aug 31
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Kei Nishikori4 Petra Kvitova
5 Stan Wawrinka5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
9 Marin Cilic9 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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