Kohlschreiber stuns Hrbaty
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:13
The fifth-seeded German was never troubled in Auckland, winning 6-1 6-2 in just 52 minutes.
Next up for the 25-year-old is a meeting with former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero in what is a rematch of last year’s final.
Top seed Juan Martin del Potro will meet Ernests Gulbis, a 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-1 winner against Spain’s Marcel Granollers, in the second round.
Eighth seed Juan Monaco overcame Victor Hanescu 6-3 6-4, while Gilles Muller, John Isner, Bobby Reynolds, Yen-Hsun Lu and Marc Gicquel also made it through to the next round.