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BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy
Singles - First Round: (6) A Seppi def. (Q) G Rufin 1-6
Not exactly the most promising start, considering that Andreas Seppi needs a semifinal to earn any points here.
Singles - First Round: (Q) D Brands def. (8) I Dodig 7-6(7-4) 6-2
Ivan Dodig's ranking just took a hit; he would not have been seeded based on this week's rankings. Perhaps it would have been just as well if he hadn't....
Singles - First Round: D Sela def. A Ungur 7-6(7-2) 6-2
Dudi Sela is the higher-ranked of these two, but he is no fan of clay and he isn't a local; we'd call this rather a surprise.
Singles - First Round: (WC) M Copil def. T Kamke 6-3 6-2
That's the first win for Marius Copil since Bucharest 2011. The one before that? Bucharest 2009. Guess we know what his favorite tournament is!
Singles - First Round: (Q) J Zopp def. (WC) V Crivoi 6-3 6-3
Jurgen Zopp has two first round losses in the last year; finally he earns his first win.
Singles - First Round: C Stebe def. (LL) E Chvojka 6-3 6-3
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe opened the year with five straight first round losses, but now has won his opener at back-to-back events.
Singles - First Round: F Fognini def. J Souza 7-5 7-6(7-5)
Four straight losses for Souza.
Singles - First Round: (Q) A Balazs def. L Lacko 6-7(7-9) 7-6(7-2) 6-4
Strange -- Lukas Lacko has been having the best year of his career, and he's out to a guy with no experience at all!
Doubles - First Round: Hanley/Kerr def. (3) Bracciali/Starace 4-6 7-5 10-8 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: (4) Cerretani/Fognini def. Seppi/Volandri 7-6(7-3) 6-4
Doubles - First Round: Huey/Inglot def. (5) Malisse/Norman 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Doubles - First Round: Chardy/Kubot def. Baghdatis/Hutchins 6-2 6-4