Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Djokovic, Ferrero advance in Vienna
VIENNA, Austria -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic defeated
Robby Ginepri 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday to reach the second round of the BA-CA
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The third-ranked Serb dropped serve three times in the opening
set but broke Ginepri four times.
"I was satisfied with my game from the baseline, but I was not
happy at all with my serve," Djokovic said. "This was my first
indoor match and it was hard to adapt to the circumstances.The
surface is very slow and the arena is extremely humid. Even people
sitting in the audience were sweating."
Djokovic next plays Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic, who beat
Florian Mayer of Germany 6-1, 6-4.
Juan Carlos Ferrero rallied past fifth-seeded
3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). The 23rd-ranked Spaniard, who lost both previous
matches against Canas this season, broke the Argentine twice in the
Seventh-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina downed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-1, breaking Chela broke four times and
David Nalbandian of Argentina held off four break points in the
second set before defeating qualifier Stefano Galvani of Italy 6-3,
Mardy Fish of the United States defeated Nicolas Almagro of
Spain 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4. Fish, who held serve throughout, will face
two-time defending champion Ivan Ljubicic in the next round.
Jurgen Melzer also advanced after beating Alexander Peya 6-4,
6-3 in all-Austrian first-round match. Feliciano Lopez of Spain
defeated Werner Eschauer of Austria 6-3, 6-2, and Julien Benneteau
of France stopped Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.