Nicolas Almagro knocked out in first round in Rio Open

Nicolas Almagro lost stunned 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 by Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the first round.

Updated: February 19, 2014 00:59 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro made a shock exit from the first round of the Rio Open on Tuesday, losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

The Spaniard has won 12 ATP tournaments - all on clay, and six on the annual Latin American swing.

Eighth-seeded countryman Pablo Andujar had better luck, advancing against Julian Reister of Germany 6-4, 6-3.

In the combined ATP-WTA event, top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic won her first-round match, beating Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-4.

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