Montanes, Fognini Win Openers at ATP Palermo


Posted on September 26, 2006

On the red clay in Palermo, Albert Montanes advanced to the second round when Peruvian Luis Horna retired Monday with a right shoulder injury.

Montanes was leading 5-2 in the first set when Horna retired.

In other results Italian wildcard Fabio Fognini upended qualifier Juan Antonio Marin 7-6 (3), 6-3; Martin Vassallo Arguello defeated Juan Pablo Guzman 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, and Potito Starace cruised past Federico Luzzi 6-1, 6-2.

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo took care of Alessio Di Mauro 7-6 (7), 6-3, and Sergio Roitman smashed Francesco Aldi 6-0, 6-1.
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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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