Russian Seed Andreev Advances at ATP Moscow


Posted on October 11, 2005

All three seeds in play advanced easily Monday at the ATP stop in Moscow with winners (4) Max Mirnyi (d. (WC) Kirillov), (6) Nicolas Kiefer (d. German countryman Popp), and Russia's own (7) Igor Andreev (d. Kohlschreiber) victorious in straight sets.

"I'm glad to have had such a good start, the match was very quick but the next opponent will be much tougher," said Andreev, who next faces French veteran Arnaud Clement. "I have time to prepare for it and I want to go far in this tournament in front of my crowd."

Other player advancing into the second round were German Florian Mayer (d. Burgsmuller), Clement (d. Vik), and Czech Jan Hernych (d. Serra), all in straight sets.

Four more players were also added to the main draw after the completion of the qualifying in Igor Kunitsyn (RUS), Mikhail Ledovskikh (RUS), Lukas Dlouhy (CZE), and Stephane Bohli (SUI).

Scheduled for Tuesday in Moscow are (WC) Gabashvili vs. Muller, Carlsen vs. (WC) Tursunov, Sabau vs. (8) Volandri, Pavel vs. (Q) Bohli, and Goldstein vs. (Q) Ledovskikh.
Rankings
ATP - Feb 01 WTA - Feb 01
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Andy Murray2 Angelique Kerber
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Agnieszka Radwanska
5 Rafael Nadal5 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Kei Nishikori7 Flavia Pennetta
8 Tomas Berdych8 Carla Suarez Navarro
9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga9 Petra Kvitova
10 Richard Gasquet10 Lucie Safarova
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