Andujar ends losing streak

Seventh seed Pablo Andujar won for the first time since August as he beat Santiago Giraldo 6-4 7-6 (7/5) in the first round of the Brasil Open.

The Spaniard had lost 11 consecutive matches since seeing off Thomaz Bellucci in the first round of the US Open before overcoming Colombian Giraldo in an hour and 38 minutes for his first victory of 2013.

Elsewhere, Italy's Simone Bolelli beat another Spaniard, Tommy Robredo, 6-2 6-4, while Argentina's Martin Alund saw off local wildcard Ricardo Mello 6-4 6-4.