Albert Montanes falls early in Brazil

SAO PAULO -- Seventh-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain lost to Filippo Volandri of Italy in the first round of the Brazil Open on Monday.

Volandri needed 65 minutes to defeat the 51st-ranked Montanes in Sao Paulo, converting four of his seven break points to advance.

Wild card Javier Marti of Spain beat 2009 semifinalist Frederico Gil of Portugal 6-2, 6-4, and Brazil's Ricardo Mello eliminated Pere Riba of Spain 6-4, 6-2.

Jeremy Chardy, Paul Capdeville, Igor Andreev and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo qualified for the main draw.

South America's biggest city is hosting the event for the first time after 11 editions in the northeastern city of Costa do Sauipe. The tournament is now being played indoors because of the rainy weather in Sao Paulo this time of the year.