Zagreb, Croatia (Sports Network) - Fifth-seeded Martin Klizan was among
Tuesday's opening-round winners, while seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov was an
upset victim at the Zagreb Indoors tennis event.
The rising Slovakian Klizan came from behind to beat Italian qualifier Matteo
Viola 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, while the Bulgarian Dimitrov lost to 6-foot-10
Croat Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3) at Dom Sportova. The massive-serving
Karlovic fired up 18 aces and was not broken by Dimitrov, who also held his
serve throughout en route to defeat.
Slovenian Grega Zemlja overcame Serbian qualifier Ilija Bozoljac 6-7 (5-7),
7-6 (7-4), 6-2 and is rewarded with a second-round match against top-
seeded Croatian crowd favorite and two-time Zagreb champion Marin Cilic.
Also on Day 1, Indian Somdev Devvarman got past German and two-time Zagreb
runner-up Michael Berrer 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 4-1, retired; Slovenian Blaz Kavcic
overcame Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3; Dutchman Igor Sijsling
whipped Croatian wild card Nikola Mektic 6-4, 6-2; and German qualifier
Philipp Petzschner topped Croatian wild card Mate Pavic 7-5, 6-2. Berrer
succumbed to fatigue and exhaustion on Tuesday.
Russian Mikhail Youzhny, seeded third this week, defeated Slovak Lukas Lacko
in last year's Zagreb finale.
The Sports Network