Vliegen beats former champ Gaudio in first round of Swiss Open
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Guadio won the Swiss Open in 2005. The Argentine, once a top-10 player, is now ranked No. 103 and his record this year is 6-13.
The loss marked Gaudio's earliest exit in seven appearances in Gstaad. Beside the '05 title, he was also once a runner-up and twice a semifinalist.
On Monday, Gaudio had momentum when he won the second-set tiebreaker, but an hour rain delay allowed Vliegen to refocus. Vliegen lost to Gaudio in this event the same round in straight sets four years ago.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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