Almagro knocked out in first round in Rio Open - NBC Sports

Almagro knocked out in first round in Rio Open
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In this photo released by Fotojump, Spain's Rafael Nadal visits the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Nadal is in Brazil to play in the Rio Open ATP tournament. (AP Photo/Joao Pires, Fotojump)
February 18, 2014, 12:50 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro made a shock exit from the first round of the Rio Open on Tuesday, losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

The Spaniard has won 12 ATP tournaments - all on clay, and six on the annual Latin American swing.

Eighth-seeded countryman Pablo Andujar had better luck, advancing against Julian Reister of Germany 6-4, 6-3.

In the combined ATP-WTA event, top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic won her first-round match, beating Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-4.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain was due to face countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver in a late match. No. 2 David Ferrer of Spain was also to play late against Jeremy Chardy of France.

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