• Soderling moves on, Baghdatis outlasts Blake

    6/21/11 9:33 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Soderling moves on, Baghdatis outlasts Blake World No. 5 Robin Soderling is safely through to the second round, after taking out Philipp Petzschner Tuesday evening. Marcos Baghdatis also advanced, having ousted veteran James Blake in five sets.

    (5) Robin Soderling def. Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5)

    Fifth seed Robin Soderling overcame a third-set lull to defeat Halle finalist Philipp Petzschner in four sets. Despite committing 44 unforced errors, the Swede kept the momentum to seal a 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5) victory in three hours and 14 minutes. Petzschner had a host of break chances through four sets, but converted just five of 21 points. Soderling ended the match with 8 aces and 35 winners.

    He is scheduled to face Lleyton Hewitt in the second round. The Australian held on to defeat Kei Nishikori in round one, 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-7(7), 6-3.

    (32) Marcos Baghdatis def. James Blake 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-4

    Thirty-second seed Marcos Baghdatis survived a difficult first round, having fought his way through to a five-set win against James Blake. The Cypriot trailed 1-3 in the decider, but rallied to take five of 6 games. He finished the two-hour, 48-minute match with 17 aces and 45 winners.

    Baghdatis will take on Andreas Seppi for a spot in the third round. The Italian defeated Albert Montanes in the opening round, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

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bjawad , 6/22/11 9:15 AM

Go soderling! Crush hewitt and send him out of the top 150! If sod makes it to round 3, he has a potential clash Tomic. Now that will be a popcorn match.

tj600 , 6/22/11 5:39 PM

Rusty can trouble Sod if he's not in pain, so maybe Sod wouldn't be able to crush Hewitt. I hope Sod does not become too tired from playing lengthy matches, as he'll not make it to the QFs where Nole awaits.

scoretracker , 6/22/11 6:34 PM

Nole will reach the semis and probably crush Federer.
Looking forward to it. I doubt that Fed's mind games would help him.
Djoko is looking for revenge.
With the weak draw (quarter) that Fed has, I have very little hope that anyone in his Quarter could pose a threat. So he should breeze into the semis to meet his first tough opponent.
Ajde Nole!

holdserve , 6/22/11 8:41 PM

Sod is no threat to Nole...if by any chance Sod reaches the quarters Nole will trash him...

natashao , 6/22/11 8:50 PM

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