Henman out and Murray in?

Well, yesterdays events at the Cincinnati Masters saw an exciting start to the tournament.Tim Henman lost to Argentintian Juan Ignacio Chela; his chronic back problem was bothering him throughout the match, which wasn’t helped by Chela who made the 32 year old run about that court – a lot.  There wont be any all British second round match now.

Nicholas Keifer defeated former world no. 1 Marat Safin 6-3, 7-6.  In the first set Safin lost the first 5 games to Keifer and never really recovered from that.

Carlos Moya defeated David Nalbandian and will face Novak Djokovic in the second round.

But today, Andy Murray plays Marcos Baghdatis which should be a good match.  Lets hope Andy’s wrist is healing well; he’ll need to be on good form to beat Baghdatis.  This match is followed by Mario Ancic (the 23 year old has also been out a lot this season after he was diagnosed with mononucleosis).  Ancic is playing 12th seed Tommy Haas, which also promises to be a good watch.

End of day results for Monday are below.

J Chela (ARG) d [WC] T Henman (GBR) 6-4 3-6 6-3
[13] M Youzhny (RUS) d D Hrbaty (SVK) 6-3 6-1
J Melzer (AUT) d I Karlovic (CRO) 7-6(4) 7-6(2)
J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] V Spadea (USA) 6-2 6-0
N Almagro (ESP) d F Mayer (GER) 7-6(5) 6-4
C Moya (ESP) d D Nalbandian (ARG) 7-6(4) 7-6(2)
F Verdasco (ESP) d F Volandri (ITA) 6-2 6-2
N Kiefer (GER) d M Safin (RUS) 6-3 7-6(1)
[11] I Ljubicic (CRO) d [Q] A Delic (USA) 1-6 7-6(3) 6-3
[10] T Berdych (CZE) d B Becker (GER) 6-3 6-4
[16]D Ferrer (ESP) d [WC] J Isner (USA) 7-6(3) 6-3
[WC] S Querrey (USA) d M Gicquel (FRA) 7-5 7-5 6-4