Dmitry Tursunov suffers dreaded 'double-bagel' at Portugal Open in Oeiras
Last Updated: 03/05/14 3:21pm
Rui Machado thrashed Dmitry Tursunov without dropping a game
World No 243 Rui Machado pulled off a remarkable 'double-bagel' victory against Dmitry Tursunov at the Portugal Open in Oeiras.
The Portuguese wildcard broke 32-ranked Tursunov six times and restricted him to just seven points on his own serve as he completed a 6-0 6-0 rout in just 47 minutes.
Russia's Tursunov was unable to explain his collapse, saying: "I felt like a fish on land. I need to think hard about the state of my tennis and make some serious adjustments. I hope no one has to live through a match like that again."
"I felt like a fish on land. I need to think hard about the state of my tennis and make some serious adjustments. I hope no one has to live through a match like that again."
In the day's other action, Portuguese sixth seed Joao Sousa went down 3-6 6-1 6-2 to Argentina's Leonardo Mayer while Teymuraz Gabashvili was another seeded casualty as he fell 6-3 7-5 to Poland's Lukasz Kubot.
India's Somdev Devvarman beat Australian Matthew Ebden 6-2 6-3 and there were also wins for Victor Hanescu, Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Albert Montanes, Carlos Berlocq and Pablo Cuevas.
In the women's first round, former US Open champion Sam Stosur was a shock casualty as she fell 6-4 6-0 to Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky.
Top-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro and second seed Eugenie Bouchard advanced with straight sets wins over Alla Kudryavtseva and Alisa Kleybanova respectively.
Fourth seed Roberta Vinci and fifth seed Kaia Kanepi both advanced, while there were also wins for Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Polona Hercog, Irina-Camelia Begu, Elena Vesnina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.