Stakhovsky through in Hamburg

Local wild cards delight home crowd

Last Updated: 18/07/11 6:47pm

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Stakhovsky: comfortable win.

Stakhovsky: comfortable win.

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Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky moved into the second round of the German Open in Hamburg with a 64-minute, 6-2 6-3 victory over Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez.

Stakhovsky was joined in round two by Finland's Jarkko Nieminen, who beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4 6-3, and Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, who ousted Dutchman Robin Haase 6-2 6-2.

Home wild-cards Julian Reister and Tobias Kamke were popular winners over Denis Istomin and Pere Riba respectively, while another German, qualifier Bastian Knittel, beat Ivan Dodig 6-4 6-3.

Other successful qualifiers were Spain's Albert Ramos, who beat Adrian Mannarino, and Romanian Victor Crivoi, a straight-sets winner over Guillermo Olaso. Czech lucky loser Lukas Rosol also advanced.

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