VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- Former French Open champion Gaston
Gaudio lost to fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday
at the Movistar Open round-robin tournament.
Second-seeded Gaudio, twice a finalist and the 2005 winner here,
remained winless on the ATP tour since the U.S. Open, a string of
Gaudio had his serve broken five times, the last time for the
Earlier in the day, Igor Andreev of Russia beat fourth-seeded
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain 7-6 (3) 6-1.
In other action at Las Salinas club, sixth-seeded Sergio Roitman
defeated qualifier Juan-Pablo Guzman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on his
tournament debut in an all-Argentine match.
Spanish qualifier Albert Portas accounted for Serbia's Boris
Pashanski 6-3, 6-3, and France's Olivier Patience beat Brazil's
Thiago Alves 6-2, 6-4.
Chilean wild card Paul Capdeville put down a first-set challenge
by Spain's Gorka Fraile to win 7-6 (3) 6-1 and rebounded from a
Monday loss to countryman Nicolas Massu.
However, Italy's Alessio Di Mauro lost his second straight
match, to Brazil's Ricardo Mello 6-0, 6-4.