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Singles - Second Round: (WC) T Haas def. (1) J Tsonga 6-1 6-4
Was it the clay? Or Tommy Haas? Or did Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suddenly realize that he wasn't going to earn anything that mattered this week? Whatever the explanation, he became the only singles seed to lose here. But his #5 ranking is thoroughly secure.
Singles - Second Round: (3) M Cilic def. M Bachinger 6-3 6-2
Marin Cilic has a lot of holes in his point total -- in the departments for big events. Not so much in small. This doesn't help him. But he should gain a ranking spot or more with each additional win.
Singles - Second Round: (6) M Youzhny def. S Giraldo 6-7(2-7) 6-4 6-4
Like Marin Cilic, Mikhail Youzhny is still catching up with his eighteenth event score. But any additional wins count. And he'll be just below the Top Thirty even if he doesn't win any more.
Singles - Second Round: (8) M Baghdatis def. (Q) D Brown 1-6 6-4 6-4
Same story: No benefit for Marcos Baghdatis yet. But the next win counts.
Doubles - First Round: Brown/Waske def. (2) Marach/Peya 7-5 6-1
Pretty good for Dustin Brown, considering what he went through in singles.
Doubles - First Round: Malisse/Norman def. (3) S Gonzalez/Kas 6-3 7-6(7-5)
Doubles - First Round: (4) Cabal/Farah def. (WC) Brands/Krawietz 5-7 6-2 10-7 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: Cilic/Zovko def. Matosevic/Tomic 6-4 6-4 .