Sixth seed Pablo Andujar and seventh seed Laslo Djere punched their ticket into the second round at the Argentina Open as main draw action began on Monday.
Andujar cruised past Juan Ignacio Londero 6-3, 6-0 in his first match since the Australian Open. He trailed by an early break against the Argentine, who sits at No. 90 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. But after recovering from the 0-2 deficit, the Spaniard took control of the contest.
The sixth seed stayed solid in the pressure-filled moments, saving nine of the 10 break points he faced on Court Guillermo Vilas to see off Londero after an hour and 33 minutes. He will face the winner of an all-Italian clash between Gianluca Mager and Salvatore Caruso.
Seventh seed Djere had to rally after dropping the opening set in a hard-fought tie-break, and bounced back with a 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3 victory. Djere will face an Argentine in the second round as he awaits the winner of Federico Delbonis and 19-year-old Juan Manuel Cerundolo, who claimed the Cordoba Open title on Sunday.
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Elsewhere in Buenos Aires, Dominik Koepfer completed a turnaround against local wild card Thiago Agustin Tirante to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, while Thiago Monteiro took down Roberto Carballes Baena 6-2, 6-3. In qualifying, 22-year-old Francisco Cerundolo was also back in action as he defeated countryman Agustin Velotti 6-4, 7-5 to join younger brother Juan Manuel in the main draw.