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Paire beats Giraldo to reach second round in Stockholm

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The Canadian Press
10/14/2013 3:55:43 PM
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STOCKHOLM - Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Monday by beating Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-4.

Paire broke Giraldo twice and lost his serve once in both sets to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 10 minutes. He will next face Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who advanced when Jurgen Zopp of Estonia retired with an injury at 5-5 in the first set.

In Monday's other first-round match, Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands beat Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-4, 6-2.

Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain has a bye into the second round, as does No. 2 Milos Raonic of Canada.

Benoit Paire (Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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