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Lu warms up for the US Open with win in Atlanta

EARLY EXIT:In Switzerland, Thomaz Bellucci’s defense of his Swiss Open title ended in the first round when he fell to the man who beat Roder Federer in Hamburg last week

AP, ATLANTA, Georgia

Another Slovenian, qualifier Blaz Kavcic, rallied to upset seventh seed Florian Mayer of Germany 6-7 (5/7), 6-0, 7-5. Kavcic won a decisive break at 6-5 in the third set for a match point.

“This was a really tough match,” Kavcic said.

Kavcic next faces Gael Monfils of France, who defeated Croatian wild-card Mate Pavic 7-5, 6-2. Monfils struggled at times in the first set, allowing Pavic a set point a 5-4.

Spain’s Albert Montanes faced a tougher challenge in the opening set before defeating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (7/3), 6-1. Lajovic paid the price for wasting a set point in the first set.

Eighth seed Carlos Berlocq of Argentina defeated Croatia’s Josko Topic 6-0, 6-1, while Serbia’s Viktor Troicki beat Antonio Veic of Croatia 7-6 (8/6), 6-1.

In the late match, eighth seed Horacio Zeballos of Argentina defeated Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-0.

Earlier, Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer defeated Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4 and Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene eliminated Dutchman Boy Westerhof 6-2, 6-2.

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