Monday, September 24, 2012
Igor Sijsling advances
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands and Jimmy Wang of Taiwan each won Monday to advance to the second round of the Malaysian Open.
Sijsling needed only 50 minutes to beat Malaysia's top-ranked player Ariez Elyaas Deen Heshaam 6-2, 6-1 at Kuala Lumpur's Putra Stadium. He will face either Feliciano Lopez or Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in the second round.
Wang beat Riccardo Ghedin of Italy 6-3, 6-3, maintaining his strong play during a year in which he qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon and reached the second round at the U.S. Open.