Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – 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
The 2015 champ will pocket $343,000.