Cincinnati: Hewitt wins, Tomic and Matosevic qualify
Lleyton Hewitt has kick-started his Cincinnati Masters campaign off on a good note while compatriots Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic qualified for the main draw,
Lleyton Hewitt has kick-started his Cincinnati Masters campaign off on a good note with a three-set victory over Austria’s Jurgen Melzer.
Hewitt rallied from a set down to beat the world No.67 3-6 6-4 6-4 in just over two hours.
The victory sends Hewitt into a second round stoush against either 15th seed Fabio Fognini or Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Hewitt was able to overcome eight double faults with 11 aces and by winning 75 per cent of points on his first serve.
Earlier on Sunday in Cincinnati, Marinko Matosevic and Bernard Tomic joined Hewitt in the main draw thanks to final-round qualifying victories.
Tomic beat fellow Aussie Matt Ebden 6-3 7-6(5), serving a perfect 10 aces and no double faults in the one hour, 10 minute match.
Matosevic, the No.2 seed in qualifying, subdued Adrain Mannarino of France 6-4 6-4.
In their first round matches on Monday, Tomic takes on Frenchman Gilles Simon while Matosevic faces another Frenchman in Nicolas Mahut.