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Rome Men's Sunday Summary







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Men's Sunday Summary

Singles - First Round: M Youzhny def. T Bellucci 6-2 3-6 6-3
A substantial help to Mikhail Youzhny's Roland Garros seeding hopes -- but it appears Thomaz Bellucci is going to remain below #50.

Singles - First Round: V Troicki def. (WC) F Volandri 4-6 6-4 6-3
We can't do the full rankings until tomorrow, but our feeling is that this will assure Viktor Troicki's Roland Garros seed.

Singles - First Round: J Ferrero def. K Anderson 6-4 7-5
It's nice to see that Juan Carlos Ferrero still has something left -- but this is probably the death blow to Kevin Anderson's hopes for seeding at Roland Garros. We'd guess he'll end up around #35 or #36.

Singles - First Round: (WC) P Lorenzi def. N Davydenko 6-3 2-6 6-3
This would seem to spell no return to the Top Fifty for Nikolay Davydenko. He is truly having an awful year. Or maybe we should say an awful end-of-career.

Singles - First Round: F Mayer def. M Raonic 7-6(7-5) 6-4
Milos Raonic should get a Roland Garros seed, but this might be enough to cost him a Top 24 seeding. For Florian Mayer, it makes seeding all but certain.

Singles - First Round: A Seppi def. D Istomin 6-4 3-6 6-3
For Andreas Seppi, that's another step toward being seeded in Paris. For Denis Istomin, it at least means he's a week closer to being done with clay.


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