ATP Vina del Mar: Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers exit in second round
Last Updated: 06/02/14 9:20am
Tommy Robredo: edged out by Leonardo Mayer in three sets
Two of the leading seeds in the Royal Guard Open were sent crashing out as Spanish duo Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers both lost their second-round matches.
Second seed Robredo, who received a first-round bye, was looking to win the tournament for a second time in four years but he came unstuck against Argentinian Leonardo Mayer, with the world number 91 claiming a 6-3 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 win in two hours 20 minutes.
Granollers, the fourth seed, was also an early casualty in Vina del Mar as he was defeated 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (7/2) by Colombian Santiago Giraldo in his first outing of the competition.
It was a better day for another Spanish seed as number seven Guillermo Garcia-Lopez progressed, although he was also given a scare before overcoming Italian Paolo Lorenzi 3-6 7-5 6-4 to secure his spot in the quarter-finals, where he will face Giraldo.
Fifth seed Jeremy Chardy also avoided an upset as the Frenchman defeated home hope Christian Garin (Chi) 7-5 6-0 in his first-round match.
Also in the opening round, Argentinian Horacio Zeballos beat Chilean Gonzalo Lama 6-3 6-3.