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 - Feb 08 WTA - Feb 08
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Andy Murray2 Angelique Kerber
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Agnieszka Radwanska
5 Rafael Nadal5 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Kei Nishikori7 Flavia Pennetta
8 Tomas Berdych8 Carla Suarez Navarro
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga9 Petra Kvitova
10 Richard Gasquet10 Lucie Safarova
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