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2-time champ Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open

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2-time champ Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open
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Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci returns the ball to Italy's Fabio Fognini during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci won his first-round match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4.

The 93rd-ranked Brazilian, who next plays fifth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina, won two of his three career titles on clay in the Swiss mountains, in 2009 and 2012.

Last year's runner-up, seventh-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands, also won his opener, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan.

Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, the defending champion, begins against Kenny De Schepper after the Frenchman beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Sixth-seeded Gilles Simon was unable to complete his first-round match due to a back injury. The Frenchman retired when trailing 6-2, 3-2 against Pablo Andujar of Spain.

Swiss wild card Yann Marti beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain in a match held over from Monday evening, when darkness forced play to be suspended.

Resuming at 5-5 in the deciding set, the 212th-ranked Marti beat Gimeno-Traver 5-7, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5).

Also Tuesday, Blaz Rola of Slovenia beat Brazil's Fabiano De Paula 6-4, 6-4 and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany advanced due to another injury retirement. Struff led Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-2, 1-0 when the Austrian could not continue.

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