Dimitrov advances; Fognini exits Rome Masters

05/12/2014 12:09 PM

05/12/2014 12:09 PM

Rome, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov moved on, while 13th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini was a first-round upset victim Monday at the $4 million Italian Masters.

The 12th-seeded Dimitrov came from behind to beat France's Edouard Roger- Vasselin 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, while Czech slugger Lukas Rosol drove out Fognini in easy 6-3, 6-2 fashion at Foro Italico.

Meanwhile, former top-10 Frenchman Gilles Simon grounded Italian Filippo Volandri 6-2, 6-3 and Spaniard Marcel Granollers dismissed fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-1 on Day 2.

Additional wins at this clay court French Open tune-up came for Spaniard Pere Riba, Croat Ivo Karlovic and Ivan Dodig, Italian Simone Bolelli, and Frenchman Stephane Robert.


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