Monday, August 22, 2011

Melzer upset at Winston-Salem

Melzer upset at Winston-Salem

Jurgen Melzer has been eliminated in the second round at the Winston-Salem Open by Igor Andreev 7-5, 6-3.

Melzer had trouble catching up to Andreev’s serves, some of which were clocked at 125 mph. Andreev, who won points on 77 percent of his first serves, is ranked 79th in the ATP rankings and entered 0-2 against top-five opponents this season.

Marcos Baghdatis defeated Ryan Sweeting 7-5, 6-1 in another second-round match.

“I was able to find a solution to get by and win. That’s the most important thing,” Baghdatis said.

Kei Nishikori beat Gilles Muller 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the first round.

Dudi Sela defeated Filippo Volandri 6-3, 6-2; Steve Darcis topped Frederico Gil 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Julien Benneteau won a matchup of qualifiers by defeating Ricardo Mello 6-1, 6-3; and Carlos Berlocq advanced when Andreas Haider-Maurer retired with Berlocq leading 7-5, 4-1.