Starace advances to 2nd round of Swedish Open

Updated: 13 July 2011 13:48 IST

Potito Starace of Italy advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open by beating Julian Reister of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Bastad:

Potito Starace of Italy advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open by beating Julian Reister of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Starace will face Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy of France, who defeated Swedish wild card Andreas Vinciguerra 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

Spaniards Pere Riba and Guillermo Olaso also advanced, along with Michael Ryderstedt, who lost both singles matches in Sweden's Davis Cup quarter-final loss to Serbia last weekend.

Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia beat Julien Benneteau 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, while Diego Junqueira of Argentina ousted Igor Andreev 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 to set up a second-round match with top-seeded Robin Soderling.

Topics : Tennis Sweden Albert Montanes Roger Federer Potito Starace Julian Reister
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