Melzer suffers shock defeat

Hewitt impressed by first round conqueror

Last Updated: 23/08/11 7:38am

  • Share:
Melzer: Crashed to defeat

Melzer: Crashed to defeat

Sky Bet

Second seed Jurgen Melzer suffered a shock defeat at the Winston-Salem Open when beaten by Russia's Igor Andreev.

The Russian troubled Melzer with his serve throughout as he won 7-5 6-3.

Australia's former world number Lleyton Hewitt was eliminated in the first round with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) loss to Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic.

"He's the biggest name player I've beaten. I just tried to attack a little bit with my forehand and I think I need to do that a little more."
Blaz Kavcic Quotes of the week

"He's the biggest name player I've beaten. I just tried to attack a little bit with my forehand and I think I need to do that a little more," Kavcic said.

Hewitt, who has missed the last five weeks while recovering from a foot injury, said: "He doesn't have any obvious weaknesses out there. His serve is a little patchy at times but some of the break-point opportunities I did get he came up with some good first serves."

Baghdatis through

Eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis capitalised on all five of his break points as he claimed a 7-5 6-1 victory against Ryan Sweeting.

Victory brought to an end a three-match winless streak for the 26-year-old.

Luxembourg's Gilles Muller fired 26 aces in his first-round match against Kei Nishikori, but was still edged out by the Japanese qualifier 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7/5) after two hours and 12 minutes.

Israeli Dudi Sela earned a second-round meeting with American John Isner, the fourth seed, after dismissing Italian Filippo Volandri 6-3 6-2.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Redknapp fears for City

Redknapp fears for City

Jamie Redknapp says Man City are set to limp out of the Champions League after their draw in Moscow.

Goal Zone on SSN HQ

Goal Zone on SSN HQ

Champions League Goal Zone shows all the goals as they go in - join us on Soccer Special.

Beagrie: Bigger and better

Beagrie: Bigger and better

Peter Beagrie explains why Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn was the best big-man striker he played with.