Robredo Enjoys Birthday Victory In Estoril
Tommy Robredo celebrated his 35th birthday with an opening win and an on-court cake presentation on Monday at the Millennium Estoril Open. The Spaniard won 84 per cent of his first-serve points to get past Russian Evgeny Donskoy, the only man to beat Roger Federer this season, 6-3, 6-2. Robredo will next face top seed and countryman Pablo Carreno Busta.
Two home hopefuls also advanced on day one in Estoril. Gastao Elias outlasted Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and 16 minutes. Portuguese wild card Frederico Ferreira Silva advanced past Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-2 and will next play fourth seed David Ferrer.