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Pair of Upsets Highlights Adelaide International Men's Hardcourt Tennis Championships


A pair of upsets have highlighted play at the Adelaide International men's hardcourt tennis championships, with third-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain and number four Mario Ancic of Croatia both losing.

Florent Serra of France needed three sets to eliminate Robredo, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday, while Belgium's Xavier Malisse topped Ancic, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 in their second round match.

Serra will play seventh-seeded Jarkko Nieminen in the third round, after the Finnish player beat Germany's Florian Mayer, 7-6, 7-5.

Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia will play his second round match Thursday against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.