Kitzbuhel, Austria (Sports Network) - Seventh-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis
outlasted Austrian wild card Andreas Haider-Maurer to advance at the
Gulbis, who was the lone seeded player to perform on Tuesday, battled back
from a first-set loss to take a 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 decision over Haider-Maurer in
just over two hours.
A pair of qualifiers also needed three sets to dispatch their foes as
Austria's Phillip Oswald downed Daniel Brands of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and
Slovakia's Pavol Cervenak battled past Spain's Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 4-6, 7-6
In other first-round action, Italian Simone Bolelli edged Argentina's Horacio
Zeballos 7-5, 7-5 and Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva advanced when Czech Jan
Hajek retired in the first set while trailing 4-1.
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