Casablanca, Morocco (Sports Network) - Fifth seed Jurgen Melzer and two-
time defending champion Pablo Andujar were sent packing Tuesday at the
Moroccan Grand Prix tennis event.
German Tobias Kamke upset the Austrian left-hander Melzer 6-3, 6-3, while
qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta knocked out his fellow Spaniard Andujar 6-4,
2-6, 6-3 on the red clay at Complexe Al Amal.
Andujar beat Albert Ramos in last year's all-Spanish finale here.
Another opening-round upset came when Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez took out
sixth-seeded compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3.
Eighth seed Grega Zemlja of Slovenia avoided an upset by overcoming German
Matthias Bachinger 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) on Day 2.
Also on Tuesday, Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen beat Moroccan wild card
Younes Rachidi, 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-1; Slovenian Aljaz Bedene dropped Frenchman
Marc Gicquel 6-1, 6-4; Italian qualifier Filippo Volandri foiled Frenchman
Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5; and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin came back to
best Spaniard Albert Montanes 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Mathieu beat Montanes in the 2007
The top seed this week is Swiss slugger Stan Wawrinka, who titled here in
2010 and will face Slovenian Blaz Kavcic in the second round on Wednesday.
The winner of this $525,000 tournament will earn $96,000.
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