Almagro beats Kamke to reach Hamburg 3rd round

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Associated Press

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the third round of the German Championships by defeating Tobias Kamke of Germany, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Two other seeded players lost. Florian Mayer of Germany defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4, and Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 7-6 (1).

Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of France also advanced to the third round by beating Albert Montanes of Spain 6-1, 6-4.

Gael Monfils beat 2010 Hamburg champion Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make the second round of the clay-court tournament. Golubev had to qualify for this year's event.

Among other first-round winners were Federico Delbonis of Argentina, Robin Haase of the Netherlands, Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia, Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany and three Spaniards — Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Albert Ramos and Marcel Granollers.

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