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 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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