Querrey, Hewitt Record First Round Wins

Lleyton Hewitt records his 28th win at the W&S Open.
Jurgen Melzer falls short in his first round match against Hewitt.
Sam Querrey recorded a first round win Sunday night.
Alejandro Falla falls to Sam Querrey in the first round.

American wild card Sam Querrey breezed through his first round match at the 2014 Western & Southern Open, defeating Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-1 in just 46 minutes.

 

Querrey came out firing, immediately breaking Falla to take a 3-0 lead. The former quarterfinalist notched nearly twice as many winners as his opponent and captured the first set 6-3.

 

In the second set, Querrey won 100% of his first serve points and broke the Colombian three times to win the set 6-1 in just 21 minutes.

 

He advances to the second round in Cincinnati for the sixth time in his career and awaits the winner of fellow countryman Jack Sock and veteran Tommy Robredo.

 

Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt defeated Jurgen Melzer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in his first round match Sunday afternoon.

 

It was the lefty Melzer who came out firing early against the former World No.1, breaking Hewitt three times in the first set to quickly clinch it 6-3.

 

The two men remained on serve in the second set until the ninth game, when Hewitt hit an incredible running forehand down the line to get only his second break of the match and take a 5-4 lead. The two-time Cincinnati finalist then had an easy hold to wrap up the set 6-4.

 

Hewitt and Melzer exchanged three breaks in the third set, but it was the scrappy Aussie who served out the set 6-4.

 

Hewitt is through to the second round in Cincinnati for the eighth time in his career. He awaits the winner of No.15 seed Fabio Fognini versus Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

 

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