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Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel

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Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel
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Pablo Andujar of Spain, celebrates with the trophy after he won the final match against Juan Monaco of Argentina at the Swiss Open tennis tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Peter Schneider)

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad.

The 44th-ranked Spaniard broke the Austrian's first service game to win the opening set, and saved three break points while 2-1 down in the second before adding another break.

Melzer returned from a toe injury and played his first match since losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round at Wimbledon.

Andujar will face Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the second round. Lorenzi defeated two-time former champion Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3.

The sixth-seeded Dutchman, who won the event in 2011 and '12, dropped serve early in both sets and failed to break Lorenzi's serve.

Last year's finalist, Juan Monaco, overcame a slow start to defeat Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 0-6, 6-2, 6-1.

The 81st-ranked Argentine won just five points on serve in the opener and trailed 6-0, 1-4 when the match was interrupted for an hour by rain.

Monaco will next play No. 7 Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, who beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-4, 6-4.

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