Melzer defeated American Robert Kendrick 6-1, 7-5.
This week's top seeds here are Americans James Blake and Mardy Fish. Blake, last year's runner-up to Spaniard Marcel Granollers, will open play this week against Argentine Guillermo Canas. Fish, the 2006 Houston champion, will meet German Bjorn Phau.
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