Tennis: Schwartzman and Simon fall at first hurdle in Budapest

After losing to Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo, Diego Schwartzman went down in straight sets to Robin Haase in Budapest.

Diego Schwartzman was brought back down to earth by a first-round defeat to Robin Haase at the Hungarian Open and Gilles Simon suffered a shock exit at the hands of Bjorn Fratangelo.

Schwartzman marched into the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters last week before he was beaten by eventual champion Rafael Nadal, but fell at the first hurdle in Budapest.

The Argentine moved up to a career-high 34th in the rankings as a result of his exploits in the principality, but he was soundly beaten 6-1 6-3 by the experienced Haase.

Haase broke three times in a one-sided first set and twice in the second to breeze into round two, failing to hold on just one occasion.

It was also a miserable day for Simon, who went down 6-4 6-1 to American qualifier Fratangelo in a contest which lasted just 79 minutes.

World number 150 Fratangelo did not face a solitary break point and broke seven times to coast into the last 16.

Wildcard Marton Fucsovics ousted Mikhail Youzhny 6-2 6-2, while Aljaz Bedene, Jiri Vesely and Andrey Kuznetsov also advanced.

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