Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic beat French veteran Cedric Pioline 6-3 6-2
DUBAI (Reuters) - Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero needed just one set to ease
into the second round of the $1 million Dubai Open Tuesday when his
opponent retired injured.
The defending champion broke serve to take the first set from Bohdan
Ulihrach 7-5 before the Czech pulled out of the match with tendinitis of
Spaniard Ferrero was joined in the second round by Australian Open (news -
web sites) champion Thomas Johansson and Sebastien Grosjean.
Third seed Johansson eased to an emphatic 6-3 6-0 win over Albert Costa
(news - profile - photos), taking just an hour to overcome the dispirited
Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic beat French veteran Cedric Pioline 6-3 6-2, and Spain's Alex Calatrava overcame Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3 6-4.
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