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 - Mar 23 WTA - Mar 23
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Andy Murray4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Stan Wawrinka8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 Tomas Berdych9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Marin Cilic10 Andrea Petkovic
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