Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Update: ATP Countrywide Classic

Marat Safin advances to Los Angeles second round

Marat Safin, 5th seed, made it to the second round in Los Angeles win a 2 set win over John Isner. Safin needed only 1 break on each set to make it through.
Safin was not able to make it past the second round in Montreal and at Cincinnati but he will try to make it much further here.

But first the former world number 1 and 2 times Grand Slam Champion will need to get past Wayne Odesnik Odesnik who beat Bobby Reynolds 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in an all-American first round match.

Vince Spadea set up a second round meeting with Mardy Fish, 6th seed, by defeating Sebastien Grosjean 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. This is Spadea's 11th appearance in Los Angeles. He best results was when he reached the quarterfinals in 2003 and in 2007.

Amer Delic, a qualifer, enjoy a very nice win today. He saved all 5 break point he faced and converted 2 of the 6 break opportunities he had to scores a win over Dudi Sela for 6-4, 6-4.

Dusan Vemic enter in the main draw as a lucky loser and he earned a second round clash with Andy Roddick, top seed, after fighting during 3 sets to win 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 over Sam Warburg, a qualifier, in two hours and 54 minutes.

Andrea Stoppini, was other qualifier that took his place in the second round. The Italian won his third career ATP match in just 61 minutes against Igor Kunitsyn 6-1, 6-3. Stoppini next plays Juan Martin del Potro, the third seed who enters Los Angeles with a 10-match winning streak after taking back to back title in July.

Information from www.atptennis.com
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