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Bedene tops Zeballos at Copa Claro tournament

Updated: February 18, 2013, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia ousted Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the Copa Claro tournament on Monday.

The fifth-seeded Zeballos defeated seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the final of the VTR Open in Chile just over a week ago.

Expectations were high for him playing at home.

After winning the second-set tiebreaker, Bedene then broke Zeballos in the second game of the deciding set en route to the victory.

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