Fish, Johansson, Jenkins Out at ATP San Jose
Posted on February 14, 2006
American qualifier Sam Warburg made his tour debut a memorable one Monday at the ATP stop in San Jose, defeating Swede Joachim Johansson 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
"I've been working my whole life for this moment and I feel like I have just cashed in," the 22-year-old Warburg said. "He may not have been in top for coming back from injury and I've been playing a lot and feeling confident, my body's been feeling fit and rested, so I think a combination of those factors, I think I cashed in on a bit of a lottery ticket, I guess."
Johansson was playing his first match since July 2005 after shoulder surgery.
Wildcard Scoville Jenkins thought he caught a break when opponent Andre Agassi pulled from the draw Sunday night with a bad back, until he fell in three sets Monday to lucky loser and fellow American Travis Rettenmaier.
Vince Spadea was another American winner, coming from a set down to defeat American qualifier Sam Querrey, while wildcard Mardy Fish had a difficult time finding his way in San Jose, easily dismissed 6-2, 6-2 by Brit-Scot Andy Murray.
"That's the best match I have played so far this year," Murray said. "I feel like I'm hitting the ball well. I was moving well. I was aggressive on the right balls and I was taking risks and I played a really solid match today. I'm really happy with how it went tonight."
Germany's Bjorn Phau was also a winner, straight-setting France's Cyril Saulnier.
Scheduled for Tuesday in San Jose are (Q) B.Wilson vs. (8) "Dr." Ivo Karlovic, (LL) Rehnquist vs. (Q) Gimelstob, Pavel vs. Soderling, (1) Roddick vs. Guillermo "G-Lo" Garcia-Lopez, and Wang vs. (5) Blake.