facebook
twitter
search
search

Hanescu through to second round in Austria

May 18, 2009 at 5:38 PM

KITZBUHEL, Austria, May 18 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Victor Hanescu rallied Monday for a win in the first round of the Austrian Open.

Hanescu only dropped his serve once but needed 2 hours, 45 minutes to dispose of Nicolas Lapentti 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-5. Even though he won 76 percent of the points on serve, Hanescu had trouble putting Lapentti away.

Seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny had an earlier time in a 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

In matches involving unseeded players: Agustin Calleri advanced when Yen-Hsun Lu retired in the third set due to illness; Nicolas Massu stopped Robin Vik 6-4, 6-2; Andreas Beck defeated Jan Hernych 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 and Marcel Granollers took out Teimuraz Gabashvili 7-6 (13-11), 6-3.

Also, Daniel Koellerer advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Thomaz Bellucci.

Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko withdrew from the tournament Monday, citing a foot injury.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Calipari denies reports of talks with Sacramento Kings
Ducks trade for Bieksa, hire MacLean as assistant
National League Game Summary - Chicago at New York
Charles leads Liberty over Sky