Brands sets up Simon meeting
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41
The world number 120 defeated Romanian qualifier Victor Crivoi 4-6 6-4 6-1 and was joined in the next stage by compatriot Philipp Petzschner, a 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 winner over Florent Serra.
Another wild card, Simon Greul, was a third German winner after battling to a 2-6 6-3 6-3 success over Janko Tipsarevic. But 17-year-old Kevin Krawietz was beaten 6-0 4-6 6-3 by Czech Jan Hernych.
With no seeds in action on the opening day, other notable winners included Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili, who hammered Andreas Seppi 6-3 6-1, and four qualifiers, including Pablo Cuevas and Potito Starace.