Originally created 10/15/02

Nieminen, Gonzalez early winners as Spain's biggest tournament begins

MADRID, Spain -- Argentina's Agustin Calleri beat American James Blake 6-4, 6-2 Monday at the inaugural Tennis Masters Madrid.

Former world No. 1 Magnus Norman, who briefly topped the rankings two years ago when he reached the French Open final, defeated Argentina's Mariano Zabaleta 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Marcelo Rios, another former world No. 1, breezed past Gaston Gaudio of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 in just 58 minutes.

Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian of Argentina notched the fastest win of the day, beating Spain's Francisco Clavet 6-1, 6-1 in 55 minutes.

Also, Jarkko Nieminen rallied to beat Rainer Schuettler 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), and Fernando Gonzalez defeated Brazilian qualifier Andre Sa 6-3, 6-2.

Madrid replaced Stuttgart in the Tennis Masters Series after 11 years in the German city.


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