ATP Copa Claro: Pablo Andujar suffers surprise first round exit in Buenos Aires
Pablo Andujar was the surprise first round faller on a rain-delayed day at the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires
Last Updated: 20/02/13 10:11am
The seventh seed was eventually defeated by Spanish compatriot Albert Montanes, despite winning the opening set, Andujar suffered a 5-7 6-2 6-4 defeat.
There was to be no fairytale for Italian Paolo Lorenzi as he was ousted in just 58 minutes by third seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-3.
2009 champion Tommy Robredo showed no signs of letting up against qualifier Gastao Elias, easing past the Portuguese man 6-3 6-0.
The local fans did have some cheer, though, as Buenos Aires native Leonardo Mayer booked his place in the next round with a 5-7 6-2 6-3 victory over Simone Bolelli of Italy.
However, Martin Alund could not match his Argentinian counterpart as he was eliminated 7-5 6-1 by German qualifier Julian Reister.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver and Andrey Kuznetsov also made it through the first round, after victories over Filippo Volandri and Dusan Lajovic respectively.