Top Four Seeds Advance in Auckland


(January 9, 2013) Spain’s David Ferrer defeated Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to move into the Heineken Tennis Open quarterfinals in Auckland.

“It was tough. It never is easy in the first round,” said Ferrer. “My opponent played a very good game.

“The court is very fast and sometimes I need to play with power, I can’t just play defense. Anyway, I won the match.”

Fourth seed Sam Querrey slammed 19 aces past Belgian wildcard Olivier Rochus 7-5, 6-3.

“That’s probably one of the best serving matches I’ve ever played and everything felt pretty good,” Querrey said.  “It’s my first match of the year, everything felt pretty good and I’m just looking forward to playing tomorrow.”



Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d Y Lu (TPE) 64 26 63
[2] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Falla (COL) 76(4) 46 63
[3] T Haas (GER) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 63 64
[4] S Querrey (USA) d [WC] O Rochus (BEL) 75 63
L Lacko (SVK) d [8] T Bellucci (BRA) 63 75
[WC] G Monfils (FRA) d [Q] G Jones (AUS) 64 62
[Q] J Levine (CAN) d B Baker (USA) 75 64
X Malisse (BEL) d S Giraldo (COL) 76(6) 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[3] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d V Hanescu (ROU) / M Klizan (SVK) 62 75

Doubles – First Round
B Becker (GER) / J Melzer (AUT) d E Butorac (USA) / P Hanley (AUS) 76(5) 76(6)
J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) d [WC] A Sitak (NZL) / J Statham (NZL) 63 62

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
X Malisse (BEL) vs [2] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[Q] J Levine (CAN) vs [4] S Querrey (USA)

Not Before 3:30 PM
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs L Lacko (SVK)
X Malisse (BEL) / F Moser (GER) vs F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[3] T Haas (GER) vs [WC] G Monfils (FRA)
J Brunstrom (SWE) / F Nielsen (DEN) vs J Janowicz (POL) / A Ramos (ESP)

COURT 4 start 1:00 pm
[1] C Fleming (GBR) / B Soares (BRA) vs B Becker (GER) / J Melzer (AUT)