Andreev opens Winston-Salem Open with upset

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) – Russian Igor  Andreev opened the Winston-Salem Open with an upset, blasting  by second seeded Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-5 6-3 yesterday to  reach the second round of ATP Tour’s newest tournament.  

With most of the top players taking the week off ahead of  the Aug. 29-Sept. 11 U.S. Open, 79th ranked Andreev grabbed the  spotlight by brushing aside the 17th ranked Melzer to notch his  first win since Wimbledon.  

The loss added to a miserable North American hard court  campaign for Melzer, who also fell at the first hurdle in  Washington and last week in Cincinnati.  
After first round exits in Montreal and Cincinnati, eighth  seeded Cyprian Marcos Baghdatis got his season back on track  with routine 7-5 6-1 win over American Ryan Sweeting.  

Frenchman Julien Benneteau was also an easy winner rolling  over Brazil’s Ricardo Mello 6-1 6-3.

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