Tipsarevic beats Moya at Chennai Open

Updated: January 4, 2010, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

CHENNAI, India -- Fourth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia beat former champion Carlos Moya 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the opening round of the Chennai Open on Monday.

The 33-year-old Moya, a former No. 1 from Spain and winner of the title in Chennai in 2004 and 2005, was returning to the ATP Tour after having surgery on his right toe and recovering from a hamstring injury.

Defending champion and second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia defeated Russia's Igor Kunitsyn 6-2, 6-4 to move into the second round.

In other matches, Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic rallied to stun sixth-seeded Simon Greul of Germany 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands routed eighth-seeded Rajeev Ram of the United States, 6-1, 6-1.

Santiago Giraldo of Colombia overcame stiff resistance from Bjorn Phau of Germany to win 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3.


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