- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) - Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Fellow Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco also won first round matches.

Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand.

In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors and broke Isner before serving out the match at love.

Robredo will next play Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan.

The fourth-seeded Lopez moved past qualifier Norbert Gombos 6-4, 6-4 and will play Pablo Carreno Busta next.

Verdasco had a tougher time but outlasted Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Verdasco will play the winner of the match between top-seeded David Ferrer and Andreas Seppi.

Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine ousted eighth-seeded Gilles Simon 6-0, 6-3 with 10 aces, and broke the Frenchman five times. Dolgopolov will now meet another Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy, after he brushed aside Tunisian qualifier Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-1.

Dusan Lajovic of Serbia also won his opener and will face either second-seeded Tomas Berdych or Pablo Andujar.

Fabio Fognini beat Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-2. The Italian will play either Andy Murray or Jurgen Melzer next.

Seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson eliminated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 to earn a match with Martin Klizan.

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