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Russell ousts Tursunov in LA

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LOS ANGELES, California (AP)

Michael Russell provided an upset on the opening day of the Farmers Classic, ousting sixth-seeded Dimitry Tursunov 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 on Monday.

The American, ranked 110th in the world, overwhelmed his 46th-ranked opponent and set up a second-round clash against either compatriot Ryan Harrison or Lithuania's Richard Berankis.

The result should open up that quarter of the draw for third-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, who received a bye to the second round.

Another American to win was Ryan Sweeting, who beat Somdev Devvarman 6-4, 7-6 (6), avenging a first-round loss to the Indian at Atlanta a week ago.

Sweeting's second-round opponent will be either eighth-seeded Igor Kunitsyn, or the hard-hitting Fernando Gonzalez.

Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan beat wild card Robby Ginepri of the U.S. 6-4, 7-5, and will next face Baghdatis.

Top-seeded Mardy Fish and No.2-seed Juan Martin Del Potro received byes to the second round.

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