Seppi topples seeded Delbonis at European Open

Seppi prevailed in a three-set contest that lasted almost three hours, the Italian winning 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-3 in Antwerp.

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Andreas Seppi will next face Robin Haase.

European Open eighth seed Federico Delbonis saw his tournament ended at the first hurdle by Andreas Seppi on Monday.

Seppi prevailed in a three-set contest that lasted almost three hours, the Italian winning 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-3 in Antwerp.

He will now face Robin Haase, who overcame Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2.

Spain's Inigo Cervantes beat Michael Berrer 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 to set up a second-round tie with third seed Richard Gasquet.

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