Ex-No. 1 Moya handles Montanes to advance in Open de Moselle

Updated: October 1, 2008, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

METZ, France -- Carlos Moya beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Open de Moselle in an indoor match between Spaniards.

Moya, once ranked No. 1, played in his second final of the year last month in Romania. He improved his record against Montanes to 2-1.

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The only seed playing, No. 8 Mario Ancic of Croatia, was upset by French Open quarterfinalist Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 7-6 (3), 6-4. Gulbis will next face Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, who defeated French wild card Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 7-5.

In an all-Argentine match, Jose Acasuso held off Guillermo Canas, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to win for the first time in three visits to Metz.

Last year's winner, Tommy Robredo of Spain, isn't playing at Metz this year. Croatia's Ivo Karlovic is seeded first.


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