Fernando Verdasco wins at Italian Open
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The 17th-ranked Verdasco broke serve early in both sets and never appeared in trouble against Raonic, who has jumped from 156th to 25th in the rankings since the start of the year.
Italian wild card Filippo Volandri dispatched Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-2, Florian Mayer of Germany beat Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3, and Juan Monaco of Argentina overcame Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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