3/21/13 2:11 AM | Kelli DeMario
Former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko is through to the second round after holding on to defeat Paolo Lorenzi in three sets. The Russian is joined by former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, who beat Joao Sousa in straight sets.
(WC) Lleyton Hewitt def. Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-6(3)
Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt made a successful start in Miami, having ousted Portugal’s Joao Sousa in straight sets. The 32-year-old Australian tallied 11 aces and five service breaks through one hour and 47 minutes of play. Hewitt completed the effort with 31 of 44 first-service points captured.
He will take on 11th seed Gilles Simon in the second round.
Nikolay Davydenko def. Paolo Lorenzi 6-0, 2-6, 6-0
Former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko advanced to the second round by virtue of his three-sets ousting of Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi. The veteran Russian converted six of 10 break points en route to a 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 victory in 91 minutes. Lorenzi struggled with the second serve, winning just 10 of 30 points.
Davydenko is scheduled to face 19th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov in the next round.
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