Granollers beats De la Nava in Barcelona, plays Nadal next

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Marcel Granollers will play Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Barcelona Open after defeating Daniel Munoz de la Nava 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday.

The 50th-ranked Granollers had 10 aces on his way to victory over his fellow Spaniard to set up the match against title favorite Nadal.

Second-seeded Kei Nishikori, the defending champion at the clay-court tournament, opens on Wednesday.

Nadal, who won the Monte Carlo Masters last week, is trying to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time.

Earlier Tuesday, 11th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine rallied to defeat Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 4-6, 7-6 (9), 6-4 in the second round, while Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Rajeev Ram of the United States 6-2, 6-2 in a first-round match.