Safin and Querrey Win Openers

August 17, 2009 06:30 PM
MASON – Marat Safin picked up his first win in Cincinnati since 2005 on Monday night, downing American Robby Ginepri 7-5 7-6(2).

Safin, who announced he will retire at the end of this season, fired 13 aces in the match. He is a two-time quarterfinalist in Cincinnati.

Radek Stepanek got just his second career win in Cincinnati when he advanced as his opponent, Viktor Troicki, retired with injury. Stepanek led 7-6(2) 1-0 when Troicki retired from the match with a foot injury.

Sam Querrey, who has reached three finals this summer, eased into the second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Yen-Hsun Lu in the last match of the evening.

Two seeds moved on during the day on Monday, while two more were upset. Read More

Men's Singles - First Round
[9] Gilles Simon (FRA) d [WC] Wayne Odesnik (USA) 63 62
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d [13] Gael Monfils (FRA) 64 67(5) 76(2)
[14] Marin Cilic (CRO) d Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 63 64
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) d [15] Tommy Robredo (ESP) 63 75
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) d Mischa Zverev (GER) 61 75
Benjamin Becker (GER) d Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG) 63 63
Igor Andreev (RUS) d Nicolas Kiefer (GER) 61 75
[Q] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) d Florent Serra (FRA) 46 63 64
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) d Dudi Sela (ISR) 64 10 ret. (groin)
Jose Acasuso (ARG) d [Q] Lukasz Kubot (POL) 64 63
David Ferrer (ESP) d Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 75 62
Radek Stepanek (CZE) d Viktor Troicki (SRB) 76(2) 10 ret. (foot)
[WC] Marat Safin (RUS) d [WC] Robby Ginepri (USA) 75 76(2)
Sam Querrey (USA) d Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 63 64

Men's Doubles - First Round
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d Stephen Huss (AUS) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) 46 76(2) 10-3
Tomas Berdych (CZE) / Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) / Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 57 76(4) 10-7
Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d Jeff Coetzee (RSA) / Jonathan Erlich (ISR) 76(3) 36 14-12