Gaudio, fourth-seed Hidalgo lose at Movistar Open

Updated: January 30, 2007, 11:01 PM ET
Associated Press

VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- Former French Open champion Gaston Gaudio lost to fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday at the Movistar Open round-robin tournament.

Second-seeded Gaudio, twice a finalist and the 2005 winner here, remained winless on the ATP tour since the U.S. Open, a string of six defeats.

Gaudio had his serve broken five times, the last time for the match.

Earlier in the day, Igor Andreev of Russia beat fourth-seeded Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain 7-6 (3) 6-1.

In other action at Las Salinas club, sixth-seeded Sergio Roitman defeated qualifier Juan-Pablo Guzman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on his tournament debut in an all-Argentine match.

Spanish qualifier Albert Portas accounted for Serbia's Boris Pashanski 6-3, 6-3, and France's Olivier Patience beat Brazil's Thiago Alves 6-2, 6-4.

Chilean wild card Paul Capdeville put down a first-set challenge by Spain's Gorka Fraile to win 7-6 (3) 6-1 and rebounded from a Monday loss to countryman Nicolas Massu.

However, Italy's Alessio Di Mauro lost his second straight match, to Brazil's Ricardo Mello 6-0, 6-4.

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