Seppi exits Bucharest; Rosol moves on

The Sports NetworkApril 21, 2014 

Bucharest, Romania (SportsNetwork.com) - Sixth seed Andreas Seppi came up an opening-round loser, while reigning champion Lukas Rosol avoided an upset Tuesday at the $590,000 BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis event.

Argentine Carlos Berlocq ousted the Italian Seppi 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) on the red clay at BNR Arenas.

Another upset came when qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu upended seventh-seeded fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-1.

The Czech Rosol resumed his winning ways in Romania by beating Italian Filippo Volandri 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) on Day 2.

Rosol beat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in last year's Bucharest finale.

Additional wins came for Romanian favorite and Bucharest resident Victor Hanescu, Romanian wild card Marius Copil, Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis, Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, and Dutchman Robin Haase. Hanescu handled Israeli Dudi Sela, 6-3, 6-4.

The 2014 winner here will collect $106,725.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service