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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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Wawrinka downed in Mexico Open, Nadal wins

Wednesday - Feb 27, 2013, 04:43pm (GMT+5.5)
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Acapulco (Mexico) - Fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka has become the highest-profile casualty so far at the ATP 500 tournament here after a surprise first-round defeat to Italian outsider Fabio Fognini.

Fognini made light of the 26 ranking places separating him from his Swiss opponent as he ousted the world No.17 in a 6-2, 7-6(3) victory Tuesday.

Fognini now faces the winner of the only first-round match yet to be played, pitting Argentina’s former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene.

Elsewhere Tuesday, top seed David Ferrer progressed with ease in a 6-0, 6-3 rout of Croatian Antonio Veic and now plays American qualifier Wayne Odesnik in the second round.

Still recovering from the knee injury that kept him out of the game for seven months, world No.5 Rafael Nadal had little problem removing Argentinian qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzmann to book a second-round match with another Argentine, Martin Alund.

Apart from Wawrinka, two more seeds fell. Russia’s Andrei Kuznetsov bounced back from a set down to oust sixth seed Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and seventh-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire fared no better as Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi ousted him 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

In the women’s draw, there were few surprises as all the seeds in action reached the second round. Top seed Sara Errani led the way with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Romania’s Alexandra Cadantu, while Carla Suarez Navarro, Alize Cornet and Romina Oprandi all won.

The Acapulco tournament is a clay-court event. It offers a $1.2 million prize fund for the men, while for the women it is a lowly WTA International event offering prize money of $235,000.





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