Leonardo Mayer, the only Argentine enrolled in the main draw of the tournament in Delray Beach, beat South African Kevin Anderson in his debut and agreed to the knockout stages of this competition in the U.S., which takes place on hard courts and distributes $ 442,500 prize.
Mayer, 69 ° in the world rankings, won to South African, 133 ° in the ATP list, drawn from the qualifying phase, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2) in one hour and 45 minutes.
Last week, Mayer lost in the knockout tournament in Memphis, also on hard aion kinah, thus adding still facing the grueling filming next week’s clash in the Davis Cup, the visit to Sweden.
In eighth, Leo’s rival is German Florian Mayer Mayer, sixth seed, who beat Australian Nick Lindahl qualifier 6-4 6-1.
Also for the upper area of the key, the Latvian Ernests Gulbis beat local Ryan Harrison, emerged from the preliminary stage, 17 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) and hoping for the second instance Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili, who left race out of German Tommy Haas, the top seed, beat 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.
Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, seeded fourth, beat Belgian Xavier Malisse 6-3 7-6 (7-5). His next opponent will be the Colombian Santiago Giraldo, who beat American Vincent Spadea invited experienced 6-2, 6-3.
The Finn Jarko Nieminen edged Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi 6-3 6-4 and will be the next opponent of the Kazakh Evgueni Korolev, the fifth title favorite.
Another seed already in eighths is German Benjamin Becker, third, as the Japanese Kei Nishikori beat champion in Delray Beach in 2008, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0 and awaits American Wayne buy kinah.
In contrast, local Michael Russell, eighth favorite, was rapidly falling out with German Michael Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. And be measured with other local, Mardy Fish, who beat Belgian Christophe Rochus 5-7 6-3 6-3.
That was also moved Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic, seeded second, who took his tremendous service by getting 19 aces to overcome the talented German Philipp Petzschner and let out with a 6-3 7-6 (7-3).
Safin’s opponent in the second round will be another Germany, Daniel Brands, who beat Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean guest, former top-ten of the ATP, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In another match, beat Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-0) American Robert Kendrick, from the qualifying phase.