Eastbourne 2009 – 2nd Round Draw 3 Brits Through

Aegon ChampionshipsIt was a good 1st day for the Brits at Eastbourne, three of the four Brits in first round made it through to the second round of the AEGON Championships.

British number 3 and 4, James Ward and Josh Goodall actually recorded their first ATP Tour matches and were joined in the second round by British number 2 Alex Bogdanovic.

The only blip for the British men was a tightly fought loss for Colin Fleming who went down 7-6 (7-2) 1-6 6-3 to Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei. Fleming had been rewarded for his performances on the challenger singles and double circuit and his doubles showing at Queens Club last week with partner Ken Skupski.

Bogdanovic defeated Ivo Minar 6-4 7-6 (7-3) to record his first ATP Tour win of the season while Goodall thrashed Tatsuma Ito 6-4 6-1 and James Ward triumphed 6-1 6-3 against Victor Crivoi, a Romanian ranked 137 places above him. Ward spoke to reporters

I’ve been looking forward to this tournament for a while and obviously getting a wildcard was great, I went out there today and played well and that will stand me in good stead for Wimbledon next week.

All three British players have both been awarded Wimbledon wildcards.

4 seeds have already fallen, including no.1 seed Igor Andreev, 3rd seed Paul-Henri Mathieu, 5th seed Mikhail Youzhny and 7th seed Andreas Seppi.

2009 Eastbourne AEGON Championships – 2nd Round – Top Half
Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs James Ward (GBR) Quarter
Final
Semi
Finals
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)
[4] Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Robby Ginepri (USA) Quarter
Final
Joshua Goodall (GBR) vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
2009 Eastbourne AEGON Championships – 2nd Round – Bottom Half
[8] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) Fourth
Round
Semi
Finals
Brydan Klein (AUS) vs Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
[6] Sam Querrey (USA) vs Denis Istomin (UZB) Fourth
Round
Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) vs [2] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)