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Robredo, Klizan ease into second round at Croatian Open

Tommy Robredo of Spain and Slovakia's Martin Klizan were among the winners Tuesday in the first round of the Croatian Open.

The fifth-seeded Robredo cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic. It snapped a three-match losing streak for Robredo, who reached the quarterfinals of the French Open and lost in the third round at Wimbledon.

Klizan, this week's sixth seed, thumped Italy's Paolo Lorenzi, 6-2, 6-1. He had lost two straight matches and hasn't been past the second round in his last seven events.

Also, eighth-seeded Carlos Berlocq of Argentina posted a 6-0, 6-1 rout of Croatian qualifier Josko Topic, while seventh-seeded German Florian Mayer was eliminated by Slovenian qualifier Blaz Kavcic, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 7-5.

Spain's Albert Montanes claimed a 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 victory over Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic and will next play top-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who earned a bye into round two.

Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria posted a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic to earn a second-round matchup with second-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi.

Other winners Tuesday were Serbia's Viktor Troicki and Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene. Troicki toppled Croatian wild card Antonio Veic in straight sets, while Bedene dropped a mere four games in a victory over Dutch qualifier Boy Westerhof.

In addition, Frenchman Gael Monfils dropped Croatian Mate Pavic, 7-5, 6-2, and Argentinian Horacio Zeballos outlasted Croatian Borna Coric, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-0.

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