Monday, May 18, 2009

Youznhy and hanescu winners in Austria

Mikhail Youzhny
Youznhy and hanescu winners in Austria

Victor Hanescu defeated Nicolas Lapentti 6-7 6-3 7-5 for a place in the second round at the Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzb├╝hel.

Hanescu managed to convert four of 14 break point opportunities for victory in two hours and 46 minutes. He won 68 of 90 service points, including five aces. He improved to 8-14 on the 2009 ATP World Team season, highlighted by two quarter-final exits at Doha and Casablanca.

Mikhail Youzhny made it past Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2 7-6 in one hour and 35 minutes. It was the pair’s second meeting in four weeks, after Youzhny won in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome.

Youzhny hit five aces, won 73% of service points and saved all five break points he faced. The World No. 46 converted two of seven break point opportunities to improve to 14-11 on the 2009 ATP World Tour season.

Marcel Granollers beat Teimuraz Gabashvili 7-6 6-3 in two hours and 13 minutes. Granollers avoided a seventh first-round exit this year to improve to an 11-14 mark. He will next look to win back-to-back matches on the ATP World Tour circuit for the first time since early January, when he advanced to the Chennai semi-finals.

Nicolas Massu defeated Robin Vik 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 48 minutes. It was Massu’s first win at an ATP World Tour tournament since he reached the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami third round in March.

Andreas Beck scored a 5-7 6-3 7-5 win over Jan Hernych.
Beck improved to 7-4 on the season.

Article from ATP