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.
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