Kratochvil out in second round of Mallorca Open

Michael Kratochvil lost in straight sets to Germany's Nicolas Kiefer Keystone Archive

The Swiss number three, Michael Kratochvil, has been knocked out of the second round of the $500,000 (Sfr863,000) Mallorca Open. His compatriot, George Bastl, enjoyed better luck in the quarterfinals of the men's doubles in Houston.

This content was published on May 4, 2001 - 11:27

Kratochvil fell in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 to Germany's Nicolas Kiefer. The loss came despite a strong start in the clay tournament, with a win over Spain's Alex Calatrava.

At the ATP men's tournament in Houston, Bastl, a three-time Davis cup player, teamed up with Georgia's Irakli Labadze to beat Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands and American Jack Waite in the doubles' quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-4.

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