BNP Paribas Open: Lleyton Hewitt sees off Lukas Rosol at Indian Wells
Last Updated: March 9, 2013 10:30pm
Lleyton Hewitt set-up a second-round showdown with John Isner at the BNP Paribas Open after the former world No 1 edged out Lukas Rosol.
Hewitt, a two-time champion of the event, converted just four of his 12 break chances en route to a 6-4 3-6 6-1 victory.
Hewitt will be joined in the next round in Indian Wells by fellow Australian Bernard Tomic after he beat Thomaz Belluci 6-4 6-3.
David Nalbandian, the former world No 3, showed signs that he was back to his battling best as he overcame Marcel Granollers 6-4 6-2 - with the Argentinean saving seven break points.
Kevin Anderson outlasted Victor Hanescu to register a 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 win, while David Goffin came back to see off Viktor Troicki 4-6 6-3 6-4.
Denis Istomin was a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 winner over Vasek Pospisil, while Jarkko Nieminen was too strong for Igor Sijsling as he secured a 4-6 6-3 6-3 victory.
Marcos Baghdatis was made to pay for a slow start as he lost 6-0 7-6 (7-3) to Daniel Brands, while Jurgen Melzer eventually went down 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-3) to Mischa Zverev.
Leonard Mayer also needed three sets to beat Xavier Malisse 6-2 3-6 6-4, while Wayne Odesnik held his nerve to pick up a 7-5 7-5 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.