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Hewitt wins opener at Atlanta

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Beats Eduoard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 6-4 in a rain-soaked first round

Lleyton Hewitt began warming up on Tuesday for the hard courts of the U.S Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Eduoard Roger-Vasselin in the first round of a rain-soaked Atlanta Open.

The seventh-seeded Hewitt, who was runner-up two weeks ago on grass in Newport, Rhode Island, was one of three seeded players to finish his match before a pair of evening rain delays. Play eventually was suspended until Wednesday.

Yen, Donskoy win

Yen-Hsun Lu, the No. 5 seed from Taiwan, beat qualifier Kevin King 6-3, 7-5.

Eighth seed Evgeny Donskoy beat Rajeev Ram 6-3, 6-4.

Sixth-seeded Mardy Fish was leading Michael Russell 6-4, 2-4 (15-0 on serve) when their match was delayed for a second time.

The top four seeds, Jon Isner, Kevin Anderson, Ivan Dodig and Igor Sijsling, had first-round byes.

“…I feel like I’ve played very well for the most part ... I’m preparing for the U.S. Open. When you’ve been No. 1 and won Slams, the big ones are what motivate you.” he said after winning in 88 minutes.

At Gstaad

Argentine Juan Monaco beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-1, 6-2 at the Gstaad International men’s singles round two on Wednesday.

Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.Agencies


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