ATP Sony Open Tennis: David Nalbandian loses in first round to Jarkko Nieminen

Last Updated: 21/03/13 11:26pm

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David Nalbandian: Eliminated in opening round of Sony Open in Miami

David Nalbandian: Eliminated in opening round of Sony Open in Miami

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David Nalbandian was dumped out in the first round of the Sony Open Tennis after a 2-6 6-4 6-3 defeat to Jarkko Nieminen.

Nieminen had been defeated in five of his last six meetings with the Argentine veteran but fought back from a set down to claim victory on this occasion.

Meanwhile, Australian youngster Bernard Tomic beat Marc Gicquel 7-5 7-6 (7-3) to set up a second-round clash with British No 1 Andy Murray.

Ivan Dodig came back from a set down to claim a 4-6 6-0 6-4 win over Lukas Lacko and book a second-round tie with John Isner.

Fourth seed Tomas Berdych will face Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the second round after the Spaniard eased past Denis Istomin 6-2 6-4.

David Goffin, Viktor Troicki and Olivier Rochus were also winners as the opening round neared completion on Thursday.

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