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Jarkko Nieminen into 2nd round at Power Horse Cup

Monday - 5/20/2013, 1:59pm  ET

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland advanced to the second round of the Power Horse Cup by beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-3, 6-1 on Monday.

Brazilian qualifier Andre Gham defeated Go Soeda of Japan 6-4, 6-0. Gham is ranked No. 260 in the world, Soeda is No. 115. Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain landed 80 percent of first serves to rally past Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Muller committed seven double-faults.

The clay-court tournament replaced the World Team Cup and is a warm-up for the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year, which starts Sunday.


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