Blake upset in first round of Munich Open

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Blake upset in first round of Munich Open

Posted: Monday April 26, 2004 3:05PM; Updated: Monday April 26, 2004 3:05PM

BERLIN (Reuters) – Armenia’s Sargis Sargsian upset American eighth-seed
James Blake 6-4, 7-6 in the first round of the Munich Open on Monday.

Blake’s compatriot Taylor Dent, seeded seventh, advanced by beating France’s
Antony Dupuis 7-6, 7-6.

Other first round winners included 2003 French Open runner-up Martin Verkerk
of the Netherlands. The fourth seed beat Sweden’s Joachim Johansson 6-4,

Unseeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko knocked out Romanian sixth-seed Andrei
Pavel 7-6, 6-4. On Tuesday German top-seed Rainer Schuettler will face
Sweden’s Robin Soderling, who beat him in the first round of the Australian
Open in January.

Schuettler reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday but was
thrashed by Argentina’s Guillermo Coria.

Germany’s Tommy Haas, back after a 15-month break due to injury and fresh
from winning in Houston eight days ago, faces Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech
Republic on Tuesday.