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Agut upsets eigth-seeded Anderson at Valencia Open

The Canadian Press

10/21/2013 4:07:56 PM

VALENCIA, Spain - Spanish qualifier Roberto Bautista Agut upset eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South African 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open.

Anderson finished with 15 aces but was broken twice in the final set as Bautista Agut wrapped up the win in 2 hours, 26 minutes.

Seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy avoided a similar set by beating Martin Klizan of Slovenia 7-5, 3-6, 6-0.

Marcel Granollers of Spain advanced when Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia was forced to retire with an injury while leading 2-1 in the first set.

Also, Dmitry Tursunov of Russia eased past Spain's Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-1.