Tennis

Tursunov edges Tipsarevic in Tokyo

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TOKYO (AP)

Dmitry Tursunov of Russia outlasted sixth seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 7-5 in a marathon three-hour first-round match at the Japan Open on Wednesday.

Tursunov battled Tipsarevic evenly throughout the lengthy affair and finally prevailed when broke the Serb in the final game at love.

Rain meant the roof was closed at Ariake Colosseum was closed and play on the outer courts suspended.

No.2 seed Andy Murray of Britain will take on Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in a first-round match later Wednesday, while fourth-seeded Mardy Fish of the United States will face Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in a second-round match.

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