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Carreno Busta Makes Winning Start

Oeiras, Portugal

Carreno Busta© Lagos SportsPablo Carreno Busta upset eighth seed Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round.

Pablo Carreno Busta made a strong start on his return visit to the Portugal Open Monday in Oeiras, upsetting eighth seed Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6(3) in the first round.

The Spaniard made his ATP World Tour breakthrough in Oeiras last year, qualifying into the main draw before knocking out Fabio Fognini to reach the semi-finals (l. to Wawrinka). He went on to be named ATP Most Improved Player of the Year.

World No. 61 Andrey Golubev claimed his seventh win of the season as he defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in just over two hours. Golubev is coming off a third-round showing in Barcelona (l. to Nishikori) and before that had recorded a four-set victory over World No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka when representing Kazakhstan in Davis Cup action against Switzerland.

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Fourth Seeds Reach Quarters
Fourth seeds Frantisek Cermak and Mikhail Elgin reached the quarter-finals with a 7-6(2), 6-2 victory over Portuguese pair Rui Machado and Frederico Ferreira Silva. Cermak and Elgin are bidding to reach their second final of the year together, having finished runners-up in Delray Beach (l. to Bryans).

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