Robredo exits Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ( – Former top-10 star Tommy
Robredo came up a second-round loser Wednesday at the $1.55 million Rio
Open tennis event.

Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer upset the third-seeded Spaniard 6-3, 6-2 on the
red clay at Jockey Club Brasileiro.

Meanwhile, former top-10 Argentine Juan Monaco got past 33-year-old Finnish
veteran Jarkko Nieminen 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

In some more second-round action here on Thursday, top-seeded superstar Rafael
Nadal will take on fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. The reigning Rio
champion Nadal topped Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in last year’s inaugural
Rio finale.

The 2015 champ will pocket $343,000.