Spaniard Marcel Granollers upended Romanian crowd favorite Victor Hanescu in Tuesday’s opening-round action at the $550,000 Romania Open.

The unseeded Granollers grounded the sixth-seeded Bucharest native Hanescu in come-from-behind 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 fashion on the clay courts at BNR Arenas. Hanescu was a finalist here three years ago.

Two more Day-2 upsets occurred when Argentine Carlos Berlocq bounced fifth- seeded Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) and Romanian wild card Adrian Ungur upended seventh-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in Tuesday’s nightcap.

Eighth-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy avoided an upset by leveling qualifier countryman Guillaume Rufin 6-0, 6-2.

Additional first-round wins came for Germans Simon Greul and Bjorn Phau, German Tobias Kamke, Italian qualifier Simone Vagnozzi, Romanian wild card Victor Crivoi and Spanish qualifier Pablo Andujar, who will face second-seeded German Florian Mayer in the round of 16.

The top seed here is Albert Montanes, who is also the reigning Bucharest champion. The Spaniard topped Argentine Juan Monaco in last year’s finale.

Montanes will open defense of his title against the aforementioned Kamke.

This week’s titlist will earn $86,860.

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Granollers tops Hanescu in Bucharest

Spaniard Marcel Granollers upended Romanian crowd favorite Victor Hanescu in Tuesday’s opening-round action at the $550,000 Romania Open.

The unseeded Granollers grounded the sixth-seeded Bucharest native Hanescu in come-from-behind 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 fashion on the clay courts at BNR Arenas. Hanescu was a finalist here three years ago.

Two more Day-2 upsets occurred when Argentine Carlos Berlocq bounced fifth- seeded Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) and Romanian wild card Adrian Ungur upended seventh-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in Tuesday’s nightcap.

Eighth-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy avoided an upset by leveling qualifier countryman Guillaume Rufin 6-0, 6-2.

Additional first-round wins came for Germans Simon Greul and Bjorn Phau, German Tobias Kamke, Italian qualifier Simone Vagnozzi, Romanian wild card Victor Crivoi and Spanish qualifier Pablo Andujar, who will face second-seeded German Florian Mayer in the round of 16.

The top seed here is Albert Montanes, who is also the reigning Bucharest champion. The Spaniard topped Argentine Juan Monaco in last year’s finale.

Montanes will open defense of his title against the aforementioned Kamke.

This week’s titlist will earn $86,860.

Read the article on www.miamiherald.com

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