Wild card Igor Sijsling advances
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Hometown favorite Igor Sijsling has upset Russia's Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the ABN Amro.
Sijsling, a wild card, had nine aces against seventh-seeded Youzhny, the 2007 champion and 2010 runner-up, on Tuesday. Sijsling, who had zero aces, saved the only break point he faced from Youzhny, who is off to a 1-4 start this year.
Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray make their first appearances on Wednesday.
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