Starace stuns Chardy in Bucharest

Mon, 23 Apr 18:23:00 2012

Potito Starace produced a superb display to knock ninth seed Jeremy Chardy out of the first round at ATP Bucharest.

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The Italian veteran needed just over an hour to beat the Frenchman 6-3 6-0 and earn a second round match against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko.

Polish seventh seed Lukas Kubot made it through safely with a straightforward 6-2 6-3 win over Romanian wildcard Gabriel Moraru.

Xavier Malisse and Matthias Bachinger also made the second round with wins over Grigor Dimitrov and Filippo Volandri respectively.

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