KITZBUHEL: Juan Martin del Potro, the Mercedes Cup champion from lat week beat Josselin Ouanna of France 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Austrian Open on Tuesday. Victor Hanescu, who won the Swiss Open last week, also advanced, rallying from a 5-3 deficit in the third set to beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(2).

The 26-year-old Romanian trailed 2-0 behind in the tiebreaker, but won seven straight points to close out the match. No. 8 Olivier Rochus became the first seeded player to be eliminated after Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic rallied to beat the Belgian 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

The results (first round): At Kitzbuhel (Austrian Open): Jurgen Melzer bt Luis Horna 6-3, 6-1; Juan Martin Del Potro bt Josselin Ouanna 6-3, 6-3; Ivo Minar bt Olivier Rochus 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; Brian Dabul bt Stephane Bohli 6-1, 6-1; Victor Hanescu bt Pablo Andujar 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(2); Daniel Koellerer bt Philipp Oswald 7-6(5), 7-6(4); Daniel Brands bt Eric Prodon 6-3, 6-4.

At Amersfoort (Dutch Open): Jesse Huta Galung bt Santiago Ventura 6-1, 1-0 retired.; Ivan Navarro bt Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-1.

At Umag (Croatia Open): Fabio Fognini bt Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-2; Boris Pashanski bt Gianluca Naso 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(9); Roko Karanusic bt Francisco Piccari 6-2, 6-2; Mathieu Montcourt bt Antonio Veic 6-4, 6-2; Filippo Volandri bt Flavio Cipolla 6-1, 6-4.

At Indianapolis (Indianapolis Championships): Gilles Simon bt Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; Dmitry Tursunov bt Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 7-5; Paul Capdeville bt Robby Ginepri 6-4, 6-2; Benjamin Becker bt Kristian Pless 6-3, 6-4; Joseph Sirianni bt Mikhail Ledovskikh 6-3, 1-2 retired.

At Stanford (Bank of West Classic): Marion Bartoli bt Akgul Amanmuradova 6-1, 6-3; Sybille Bammer bt Olga Govortsova 7-5, 6-2; Alisa Kleybanova bt Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Ai Sugiyama bt Alexa Glatch 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Kateryna Bondarenko bt Ashley Harkleroad 7-5, 6-2. — Agencies

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