Mello Fellow Into 2nd Round at ATP Costa Do Sauipe


Posted on February 21, 2006

Brazilian wildcard entrant Ricardo Mello thrilled the homecountry fans Monday at the ATP claycourt stop in Costa Do Sauipe, grinding down Costa Rica's Juan Antonio Marin 6-0 in the third set.

"They had been some lost games in the estreia and this finishes provoking anxiety and tension," said Mello via the always-entertaining Google Translator. "To play in house, with support of the twisted one, is a chance that necessary to use to advantage to recoup the confidence."

Hard to be beat with the Twisted One on your side.

Other winners Monday were Czech Jiri Vanek (d. Montanes) and Spain's Fernando Vicente (d. Berlocq who retired with an ankle injury).

Scheduled for Tuesday on the dirt are (1) Gaudio vs. (LL) Portas, (WC) Ghem vs. Kuerten in an all-Brazilian, (6) Massu vs. Daniel, Saretta vs. (2) Ferrero, Monaco vs. (Q) Del Potro in an all-Argentine, (3) Volandri vs. K.Kim, (5) Chela vs. (Q) Gimeno-Traver, (Q) Almagro vs. (WC) Sa, Dlouhy vs. (4) Serra, Horna vs. (7) A.Martin, Behrend vs. (8) Pashanski, (LL) Navarro Pastor vs. Starace, and (Q) Patience vs. Sabau.
Rankings
ATP - Oct 27 WTA - Oct 27
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Ana Ivanovic
6 David Ferrer6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Andy Murray8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Na Li
10 Milos Raonic10 Angelique Kerber
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