Thursday, January 2, 2014

ATP Round-up

Lleyton Hewitt plays a backhand in his match against Feliciano Lopez.

In Brisbane, the second half of the mens second round was completed today and there was double celebration for the Austrailian crowd. Aussie vetran Lleyton Hewitt impressed many with his 75 63 win over six seed Feliciano Lopez. The match however wasn't as stright foward as the scoreline suggest as Hewitt had to come back from 3-5 down in the first set and save 9 out of ten break points. After his win Hewitt who will be completing is his 18th straight Austrailian open told the ATP official website:-"Lopez is a quality tour player. He's been seeded at slams for a long time as well. He's crafty out there. It's good to beat quality players, especially on your home soil.”
The other celebration from the home crowd was
Sam Groth who beat lucky loser Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a very close 46 76 76. French third seed Giles Simon suffered a shock loss to romanias Marius Copil. Copil plays mainly on the challenger tour and is currently ranked 147. After the match Simon fuelled speculation that he has be experiancing injury troble by saying:-
"I couldn't move my legs -- I had a few body problems,"
only time will tell with that one. Finally 8th seed Jeremy Chardy enjoyed a 75 67 63 victory over fellow countryman Nicholas Mahut. 

Over in India there was dissapointment for third seed Fabio Fognini who was force with withdraw with a left quadriceps strain during his match against indian world 195 Yuki Bhambri. He is now a doubt for Melbourne in two weeks time. Fognini was unfourtnately not the only player to withdraw. 5th seed Pospisil had a walkover against Yen Hsun Lu. In the other two matches Marcel Granollers enjoyed a 62 64 win over local home player Ramkumar Ramanathan. World 519 wildcard Ramanathan shocked indian number one Devvarman in the first round. Finally Benoit Paire eased to a 61 64 win over Guillermo García-López.

ATP doha will be updated later as two matches are still currently in play.

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