Less than two weeks after losing in the French Open finals, David Ferrer lost in the first round of the Topshelf Open.
Less than two weeks after losing in the French Open finals, David Ferrer lost in the first round of the Topshelf Open.
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ROSMALEN, Netherlands (AP) -- French Open finalist David Ferrer lost his first-round match Tuesday at the Topshelf Open, a grass-court tournament held the week before Wimbledon.

A single service break in the second set was enough for Xavier Malisse of Belgium to beat defending champion and top-seeded Ferrer in straight sets, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

The 2011 champion Roberta Vinci had no such problems, brushing aside Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 in the first match on center court to reach the second round.

Second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka was playing Steve Darcis later Tuesday in the first round. Wawrinka was to play Igor Sijsling, but the Dutchman pulled out with a stomach problem.

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