In the first match of the day, American John Isner defeated Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6 2-6 10-5. This was followed by another three sets encounter, when Croat Marin Cilic overcame Nicolas Almagro of Spain, winning 4-6 6-3 12-10. Last on was world no.14 Juan Monaco, who got a last minute invitation to the event, versus the British rising star Oliver Golding. It was Golding, who surprisingly beat the Argentine in straight sets 6-4 6-3.
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