Victor Hanescu eliminated in Brazil

Updated: February 7, 2011, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- Filippo Volandri of Italy beat eighth-seeded Victor Hanescu of Romania 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the Brazil Open on Monday.

In other first-round matches in the clay-court event, Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain defeated Fernando Romboli of Brazil, 6-4, 6-2 and Pablo Andujar of Spain won over countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 6-1.

Nicolas Almargo is the top-seeded player and fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes is No. 2. Neither played Monday.

Another Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who won the Movistar Open on Sunday in Chile, is seeded sixth.

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