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Day 2 Results
Benjamin Becker def. Julian Reister; 6-4, 2-1, retired
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (7) def. Albert Ramos; 6-1, 6-3
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez def. Aleksandr Nedovyesov; 7-5, 6-0
Aljaz Bedene def. Henri Laaksonen; 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-0)
Ramkumar Ramanathan def. Somdev Devvarman; 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Alexander Kudryavtsev def. Roberto Bautista Agut (8); 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Yuki Bhambri def. Pablo Carreno Busta; 6-4, 6-3
Marcel Granollers (6) def. Radu Albot; 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Day 2 Recap
First-round action from Chennai continued on Tuesday with a plethora of intriguing matchups.
It was a successful day for India's men, as Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan both won to advance to the second round in their home tournament. While Ramanathan's three-sets victory came at the expense of countryman Somdev Devvarman, Bhambri was thrilled to knock off Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets, per his official Twitter account:
What a way to start the new year.. Into the second round and ofcourse happy new year to everyone
— Yuki Bhambri (@yukibhambri) December 31, 2013
Other notable Day 2 winners included Benjamin Becker, seventh-seeded Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who each needed only two sets to reach the second round.
No. 6 seed Marcel Granollers would need all three sets to survive Radu Albot's upset bid and will take on Ramanathan in Round 2.
Becker will gear up for a second-round clash with overall top seed Stanislas Wawrinka while Garcia-Lopez will prepare for a showdown with fourth-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire. Both Wawrinka and Paire enjoyed byes in Round 1.
Meanwhile, eighth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut was New Year's Eve's lone upset victim, falling to Russian qualifier Alexander Kudryavtsev in a three-set thriller. The Spaniard won just 5 of 25 total return points in the deciding set.