Melzer makes progress
Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:04
The 28-year-old Austrian, who made a first round exit in this tournament 12 months ago, served for the first set at 5-3, but was broken by his German opponent.
However, the world number 32 quickly broke back to secure the opening set and a single break of serve in the second set was enough for him to claim a 6-4 6-3 win.
There were also victories for Belgium’s Olivier Rochus, who overcame losing the first set against Russia’s Igor Kunitsyn to triumph 4-6 6-2 7-5, and Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin, who defeated Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-4 6-3.