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 - Apr 21 WTA - Apr 21
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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