2009 Tuesday results
2009 AEGON International | 13-20 June
F. Dancevic defeated.
I. Andreev || 6-2, 7-6
J. Benneteau d. M. Youzhny || 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
I. Ljubicic d. J. Goodall || 6-3, 7-5
F. Santoro d. R. Ginepri || 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
G. Garcia-Lopez d. Y-H. Lu || 6-4. 6-7, 7-6
J. Tipsarevic d. B. Klein || 7-6, 6-1
2009 Tuesday news
International | 16
Wildcard Ivan Ljubicic defeated Britain’s Josh Goodall in the second round on Centre Court 6-3 7-5.
The British no3 from Basingstoke could not cope with the sheer accuracy and power from the giant Croatian and admitted: “I now know what I have got to work on as I was missing pretty simple shots.
"At the moment I am just losing by one break and I feel like today was a step in the right direction. This week was my first tour event win as I’ve had nine chances but some difficult draws. It’s is a big confidence booster, especially after the Nottingham Challenger event where I made semi-finals a couple of weeks ago. I’ve prepared myself well for Wimbledon.”
And Igor Andreev (pictured), the top seed was outplayed by Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic 6-7(6) 2-6 in the opening match on Centre Court that was played in front of a poor crowd as the focus was on ex-world no1 Jelena Jankovic on no1 court in the very strong ladies draw.
Dancevic, world ranked outside the top 100, is no fool on grass courts having enjoyed a marvellous 2008 by capturing the Challenger title in Surbiton, England, prior to his shock success over Argentine David Nalbandian in the first round at Wimbledon.
Dancevic faces British no4 James Ward next, the wildcard eased past Victor Crivoi 6-1 6-3 in his opening match.
French veteran Fabrice Santoro, the no4 seed, is taking part in his last ever season on the ATP Tour and stepped up a few gears in the final set to end the interest of American Robbie Ginepri.
And seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez narrowly beat Yen-Hsun Lu by winnning a third set tiebreak to end his disappointment of losing the second set without winning a single tiebreak point.
Janko Tipsarevic made a slow start against Australian qualifier Bryden Klein but his magnificent serve enabled him to edge back and surprisingly win the opening set tiebreak on the compact no2 court. Both players were unhappy, like the previous match's competitors, about the bounce and bumps around the baseline on the south-facing side of the court.
With Tipsarevic's trio of entourage encouraging him to 'keep calm' and 'say nothing', the short Serbian gradually grew in confidence to seal a routine victory to progress with ease.