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Round 1 Results
No. 8 Federico Delbonis def. Pablo Cuevas; 6-3, 6-4
Pablo Carreno Busta def. Filippo Volandri; 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
Paolo Lorenzi def. Alejandro Gonzalez; 6-2, 6-1
Martin Alund def. Albert Ramos; 6-3, 6-4
Aljaz Bedene def. Stephane Robert; 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Daniel Gimeno-Traver. def. No. 6 Alexandr Dolgopolov; 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-5
Santiago Giraldo def. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo; 6-4, 6-2
Taro Daniel def. Thomaz Bellucci; 6-3, 6-3
No. 1 Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez/Philipp Oswald; 6-1, 6-3
Jeremy Chardy/Lukas Dlouhy def. No. 4 Pablo Cuevas/Horacio Zeballos; 7-6(5), 6-2
Christian Garin/Nicolas Jarry def. Christopher Kas/Andre Sa; 6-2, 6-4
There was not much drama on the second day of the tournament with only a single seeded player competing. That man was No. 8 Federico Delbonis, who had little trouble against Pablo Cuevas.
While Delbonis made some mistakes, he won 77 percent of his service points and was not broken once in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. The Argentine should not have a tough match until he presumably faces Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals.
One unseeded player to keep an eye on is Pablo Carreno Busta. The 22-year-old player is ranked 65th in the world after a solid 2013 season and is looking to do some damage in 2014. He showcased some great return work against Pablo Cuevas, winning in three sets for his first victory of the season.
Meanwhile, Aljaz Bedene outlasted Stephane Robert in one of the closest battles of the day thanks to 13 aces in three sets. With this type of serving ability, the Slovenian star could surprise people against top-seeded Fabio Fognini in the next round.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver was able to pull off the other lone upset of the day by knocking off Alexandr Dolgopolov, the No. 6 seed in the tournament. Gimeno-Traver finished with eight aces in the match and won 20 out of his 23 first-serve points to down Dolgopolov.
In the doubles bracket, Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopex rolled with an easy defeat of Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Philipp Oswald in straight sets.
The upset in doubles came from Jeremy Chardy and Lukas Dlouhy, who downed No. 4 Pablo Cuevas and Horacio Zeballos in straight sets. After a close tiebreak win in the first set, two aces and a strong return game led to an easy win in the second set.
The action is just starting up in this loaded tournament, so remember to check back to keep up with the excitement.