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Montanes, Granollers have straight set wins in Kitzbuehel

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The Canadian Press
7/29/2013 11:07:47 AM
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KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- Seeded Spanish players Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers won in straight sets to reach the second round of the bet-at-home Cup on Monday.

The only seeded players in action on the opening day, No. 7 Montanes served eight aces in defeating Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-4, 6-2, and No. 8 Granollers beat Mate Pavic of Croatia 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Granollers saved all six break points. He will next play Horacio Zeballos of Argentina, who beat Martin Fischer of Austria 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Leonardo Mayer of Argentina defeated Kenny De Schepper of France 6-4, 6-4 to set up a second-round match against top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

Dominic Thiem rallied from 4-1 down in the second set to beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-2, 7-5. It was the first ATP match this season for the 268th-ranked Thiem because of a viral illness. He will play fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer in an all-Austrian clash.

Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain conceded only nine points on serve in routing Antonio Veic of Croatia 6-1, 6-3.

The top four seeded players have a bye in the opening round.

Albert Montanes (Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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