Kohlschreiber wins in Vienna

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VIENNA -- Seventh-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber was among Monday's first-round winners, while Austrian tennis legend Thomas Muster will play his first ATP-level match in 11 years Tuesday at the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy.

Kohlschreiber blew past Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-0, 6-3 on the indoor hardcourts at Wiener Stadthalle, while two other opening-round results saw Italian Andreas Seppi subdue Austrian wild card Martin Fischer 6-3, 6-3 and Czech Jan Hajek humble Spaniard Pere Riba 6-0, 6-2.

Austrian Jurgen Melzer beat Croat Marin Cilic in last year's Vienna finale. The top seeds this week are Melzer and Cilic, who was the top seed here a year ago. Cilic will face Hajek in the second round this week.

Meanwhile, Muster, who turned 43 on October 2, was granted a wild card this week. The former French Open champ hasn't played on the ATP Tour since 1999.

Muster captured 44 singles titles on the circuit between 1986 and 1997, and reached No. 1 in 1996. The former "King of Clay" amassed 40 of his 44 career titles on the dirt.

The Leibnitz, Austria native was the runner-up here in Vienna in 1988, 1993 and 1995.

Muster's opponent on Tuesday will be fellow Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer, who replaced fifth-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis in the draw.


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