Hewitt moves on in Atlanta

Updated: July 24, 2013


Lleyton Hewitt came away victorious during
Tuesday’s first-round action at the BB&T Atlanta Open.

The seventh-seeded Aussie Hewitt made short work of French opponent Edouard
Roger-Vasselin, posting a 6-4, 6-4 decision which failed to break the 90-
minute mark.

Hewitt will next take on American and Monday first-round winner Rhyne

Fish opened up play on Georgia clay by facing fellow American Michael Russell.
Russell won the set 6-4 and was behind 2-4 when rain halted play for the
night. That match, along with the scheduled first-round encounter between
James Blake and Tim Smyczek will be contested Wednesday.

Also Tuesday, Colombian Santiago Giraldo took care of Jack Sock with a 7-5,
6-4 victory earlier in the day.

Other winners on Day 2 were Denis Istomin, who dumped Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-3,
and moves on to face fifth seed Yen-Hsun Lu, a 6-3, 7-5 winner against
American qualifier Kevin King.

Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis gutted out a 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 7-6 (10-8) decision
against German qualifier Mischa Zverev, and his reward is a matchup against
rested Croatian Ivan Dodig, who received an opening-round bye.

Eighth seed Evgeny Donskoy of Russia dispatched American Rajeev Ram, 6-3, 6-4,
in just 75 minutes.