Pashanski, Rehnquist advance at rain-delayed Swedish Open

Updated: July 7, 2008, 2:36 PM ET
Associated Press

BASTAD, Sweden -- Boris Pashanski beat Nicolas Massu 6-2, 6-3 in one of only two matches completed at the rain-plagued Swedish Open on Monday.

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Massu, a Chilean who had to qualify to get into the main draw, was outplayed by the Serb from the start of the match.

"I practice quite a lot with Nico and he didn't play a very good match today," said Pashanski, who will next face defending champion David Ferrer of Spain.

Qualifier Bjorn Rehnquist of Sweden opened the clay-court tournament by defeating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-2.

Rehnquist will play either sixth-seeded Gael Monfils of France or Swedish wild card Michael Ryderstedt in the second round.

Monfils made the semifinals of this year's French Open, taking a set off top-ranked Roger Federer.

Two other first-round matches were postponed due to rain.


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