shocks Ferrero in second round
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- While Andy Roddick was expected to advance
on Wednesday at the Pacific Life Open, fellow American Brian Vahaly
-- a qualifier -- was not.
Brian Vahaly toppled No. 3 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Vahaly toppled No. 3 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach
the round of 16. Vahaly, one of the few players on the tour who
finished college, entered the tournament after some withdrawals
to oust the highest seed so far.
4 seed Roger Federer and No. 13 Tim Henman also crashed out of the
dominated with his booming serves and defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-4,
20, whose serves frequently hit the mid 130-mph range and sometimes
go into the 140s, won 24 of 28 points on his first serves and had
seven aces against his Spanish opponent. Lopez won 14 of 21 points
on his first serve.
night before, Roddick clocked one ace at 142 mph in a 6-4, 6-4 win
over Thomas Enqvist.
the best part of his game against Lopez, Roddick shot back, "Serve.''
added, "But that's something I can normally count on. Outside
of that, I feel like I played pretty well.''
Kuerten, already off to a good start this year, knocked off fourth-seeded
Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3) in their second-round match.
a 26-year-old Brazilian, won his first tournament of 2003, in New
Zealand, and is 15-4 in matches this year, including 8-1 on hard
a 21-year-old from Switzerland, also got off to a quick start this
year, winning titles in Marseille, France, and Dubai. He had dropped
only four of his 21 matches before losing to Kuerten.
who underwent shoulder surgery in November and notched his first
win of 2003 on Tuesday, had trouble penetrating the muscular Agustin
Calleri and did not serve well enough to keep Calleri at bay. Calleri
won 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Argentine now plays triple French Open champion Kuerten.
Also advancing were top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt, who defeated Yevgeny
Kafelnikov 6-3, 6-2; Marat Safin, who beat 1999 Indian Wells champion
Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-3; and James Blake beat Juan Ignacio Chela
Jiri Novak withdrew from his second-round match against Robby Ginepri
because of flu-like symptoms.