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Shades of the ‘old’ Del Potro on dispay in San Jose.

Juan Martin Del Potro was in impressive form as won his first-round clash at the SAP Open in San Jose. The Argentinian got the better of Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3 6-2, indicating that he is getting back to his US Open-winning form following his lengthy injury lay-off.

Elsewhere, three big-name seeds were dumped out on a day of shocks. Home favourite Sam Querrey, the number three seed, was beaten 7-6 (7/6) 6-3 by Lukas Lacko. Xavier Malisse, one seed down from Querrey, put up less of a fight as he lost 6-3 6-4 to Milos Raonic, and the sixth seed, Benjamin Becker, went down 6-3 7-6 (7/2) to Lithuania’s Richard Berankis.

There were also wins for Kei Nishikori over Jan Hajek and Brian Dabul over Alejandro Falla.


A rare meeting in san jose!



In an historic first round match at the SAP Open in San Jose, top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Thai duo Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana 6-0, 6-3 on Tuesday evening. It was the first time that two sets of twins had played against each other at ATP level. The two teams nearly clashed for the first time at the ATP World Tour 500 tennis tournament in Barcelona last year – they were due to meet in the second round but the Ratiwatanas squandered match points in a first round 6-4, 3-6, 14-16 defeat to Agustin Calleri and Potito Starace.
The American Bryan twins are bidding for their first title in San Jose at the ATP World tour 250 tennis tournament this week. In their seventh event appearance last season they reached the final for the first time, but lost out to Scott Lipsky and David Martin. The 30-year-old California natives are as yet unbeaten (11-0 record) in the ATP World Tour 2009 season, having won their 50th tour-level title at Sydney (d. Nestor-Zimonjic) and their seventh Grand Slam championship at the Australian Open (d. Bhupathi-Knowles).

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