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Vverdasco eases past Kunitsyn

sports Updated: May 26, 2010 01:19 IST

Spaniard Fernando Verdasco peppered the court with his trademark forehand winners in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win over Russian Igor Kunitsyn to book his place in the second round of the French Open on Tuesday.

The seventh seed received an indifferent reception from the locals after waving ironically at the crowd in the Nice final he lost to home favourite Richard Gasquet last Saturday.

Verdasco, who won the Barcelona Open last month, was simply too strong for the world number 103.

Verdasco wrapped up the straightforward win when Kunitsyn sent a forehand long after one hour and 55 minutes to set up a meeting with American Michael Russell or France's Florent Serra.