Sijsling, Paire reach 2nd round at Moselle Open

METZ, France — Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling and French wild card Benoit Paire won in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Moselle Open.

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Sijsling beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2 in 53 minutes, and Paire ousted Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-2.

The 148th-ranked Sijsling never dropped serve and had 10 aces. Sijsling will play Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany or Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy of France.

Paire broke Golubev twice in each set, dropping his own serve only once in the match. He will face Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

French qualifiers Mathieu Rodrigues and Nicolas Renavand earned their first career wins in the main draw of an ATP Tour event.

Rodrigues beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 despite being ranked 219 spots lower than his opponent. He will take on top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The 364th-ranked Renavand upset No. 98 Tobias Kamke of Germany 7-5, 6-4. He will meet the fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic.

Also, Olivier Rochus of Belgium cruised past Stephane Robert of France 6-1, 6-3, setting up a match with second-seeded Richard Gasquet.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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