[Yahoo] Coria gets by local favorite in Croatia (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-25-2005, 10:16 PM
Second-seeded Guillermo Coria beat Croatian qualifier Zeljko Krajan 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Croatia Open on Monday, the Argentine's first match since Wimbledon. Coria is the tournament favorite following the withdrawal of French Open champion Rafael Nadal. Fifth-seeded Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic cruised past Albert Montanes of Spain 6-3, 6-3, and will face another Spaniard,...