Tursunov battles through opener
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41
The top-seeded Russian looked comfortable in the opening set, but Berrer hit back in the second before Tursunov rounded off the match in style to claim a 6-3 2-6 6-0 win.
Second seed Dudi Sela of Israel had an easier time of things on his way to a 7-5 6-1 success over American Vincent Spadea.
Russia’s Igor Kunitsyn, the fourth seed, also enjoyed a straightforward result, seeing off Brian Dabul of Argentina 6-4 6-1.
Benjamin Becker was too strong for Japan’s Go Soeda, the German fifth seed easing to a 6-2 6-3 success.
Sixth seed Eduardo Schwank fought back from a set down to secure a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Yen-Hsun Lu.
Robby Ginepri needed three sets to see off Frenchman Sebastian De Chaunac 7-5 5-7 6-2, while American compatriots Jesse Levine and Alex Bogomolov Jr were also first-round winners today.