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Montanes wins 2009 Bucharest Open.

montannesAlbert Montanes won his second ATP World Tour title of the season after edging third seed Juan Monaco 7-6(2), 7-6(6) Sunday in the final of the BCR Open Romania, an ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tennis tournament in Bucharest.

Montanes is the third Spanish played this season, together with Rafael Nadal (five titles) and Tommy Robredo (two titles), to win at least two ATP World Tour titles. He received 250 South African Airways 2009 ATP Ranking points and €71,700, while runner-up Monaco earned 150 Ranking points and €37,700 in prize money.

Barcelona-resident Montanes is the first Spaniard to win the BCR Open Romania title since David Sanchez lifted the trophy in 2003. Montanes himself had nearly claimed the title two years earlier, when he finished runner-up to Younes El Aynaoui on his tournament debut.


#1 seed Hanescu out of Bucharest Open.

Victor-Hanescu-28th-seed-US-Open_2354760Top seed and home hope Victor Hanescu suffered a shock exit from the ATP BCR Open in Bucharest at the hands of the unseeded Oscar Hernandez.

The Spanish claycourt specialist claimed his place in round two with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 victory over the crowd favourite in the Romanian capital on Tuesday.

It turned out to be a good day for Spain all in all, with unseeded pair Santiago Ventura and Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo also knocking out more-fancied opponents.

Ventura was a 6-4 6-1 winner against fourth-seeded Russian Igor Andreev while Ramirez Hidalgo saw off seventh-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-4.

The two seeded Spaniards in action, second seed Nicolas Almagro and number five Albert Montanes, enjoyed straight-sets victories over Italian duo Simone Bolelli and Potito Starace respectively.

Their unseeded compatriots Alberto Martin and Pere Riba required three sets apiece to advance against Frenchman Florent Serra and Portugal’s Frederico Gil.

Third seed Juan Monaco, of Argentina, progressed with little difficulty, overcoming Brazilian Julio Silva 6-2 6-4, while sixth-seeded Austrian Daniel Koellerer had to come from a set down to get past Italian Filippo Volandri 2-6 7-5 6-3.

Maximo Gonzalez also required three sets to oust Belgium’s Olivier Rochus 6-7 (4/7) 6-1 6-4, while Marius Copil dominated the all-Romanian encounter with Victor Crivoi 6-3 6-2.

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