Andreas Seppi of Italy ousted the 2005 champion Igor Andreev of Russia in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
The Italian was serving for the match at 1-1 and 5-4 in the third set, but Andreev managed to come back. He wasn’t so lucky in the tie-break as he lost it 7-4.
Andreev has dropped to 115 in the rankings and has been struggling with minor injuries. His career best was world no.18 in 2008.
Other 1st round matches:
Pere Riba (ESP) – Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) – 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-3
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) – Karol Beck (SVK) – 6-2, 6-4
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) – Lukas Rosol (CZE) – 7-6 (5), 7-5
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