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Ricardas Berankis beats Denis Istomin in Nice

Sunday - 5/19/2013, 3:40pm  ET

NICE, France (AP) -- Ricardas Berankis reached the second round of the Nice Open by beating eighth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday.

The Lithuanian broke Istomin five times in the opening match of the tournament. He will face Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, who advanced when Colombia's Alejandro Falla retired with a left calf injury while trailing 7-5.


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