ATP Cincinnati: Nicolas Almagro slumps to straight-sets defeat

Last Updated: 13/08/13 7:12am

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Nicolas Almagro: Suffered a first-round defeat in Cincinnati

Nicolas Almagro: Suffered a first-round defeat in Cincinnati

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Nicolas Almagro was among the early casualties at the ATP Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati as the Spaniard suffered a straight-sets defeat to Grigor Dimitrov.

Almagro had been seeded 13th for the event however he was brushed aside by the Bulgarian - with Dimitrov claiming a 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 win.

It was a bad day for the seeds with Fabio Fognini and Jerzey Janowicz joining Almagro in bowing out.

Fognini, ranked 14, slumped to a 6-2 6-4 loss against Radek Stepanek, while 16th seed Janowicz was ousted 6-1 7-5 by James Blake.

Blake's win was one of the few bright moments for the home fans, with Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey and Mackenzie McDonald all failing to progress.

Fish suffered a 7-5 6-2 defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber and McDonald was blown away 6-1 6-1 by David Goffin.

Querrey showed some fight in his encounter with Janko Tipsarevic, however he eventually lost 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-4.

Brian Baker did overcome Denis Istomin 7-5 6-3, though, to join Juan Monaco, Jeremy Chardy, Marcel Granollers and Dmitry Tursunov in reaching the second round.

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