Rome: Wednesday’s Results, Thursday’s OOP
Posted by gauloises1 on April 29, 2010
Routine day in Rome today. Even the upsets were a bit predictable. As Drew Lilley called it, Lopez and Wawrinka both scored victories in three sets over Marin Cilic and Tomas Berdych respectively.
Lopez’s quarter of the draw is now missing the top two seeds; Wawrinka isn’t so lucky, because he’s uncomfortably adjacent to Robin Soderling, a straight sets victor today, and this guy. Ditto.
Elsewhere Nose Job had an excellent win over fourteenth seed John Isner, and Filippo Volandri continues his quest to prove he’s relevant in the world by beating Benneteau to make the third round.
Singles – Second Round
 R Nadal (ESP) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 61 63
 R Soderling (SWE) d [WC] P Lorenzi (ITA) 61 75
 F Verdasco (ESP) d [WC] S Bolelli (ITA) 76(11) 63
 J Tsonga (FRA) d V Troicki (SRB) 62 63
F Lopez (ESP) d  M Cilic (CRO) 26 76(2) 64
S Wawrinka (SUI) d  T Berdych (CZE) 26 63 76(6)
 I Ljubicic (CRO) d N Almagro (ESP) 75 76(3)
 D Ferrer (ESP) d [WC] P Starace (ITA) 75 62
T Bellucci (BRA) d  J Isner (USA) 76(7) 75
[WC] F Volandri (ITA) d J Benneteau (FRA) 62 60
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d L Hewitt (AUS) 62 63
[Q] S Giraldo (COL) d [Q] M Llodra (FRA) 63 62
Doubles – Second Round
P Cuevas (URU) / J Monaco (ARG) d  D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 62 76(4)
 B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 64 61
[WC] Y Allegro (SUI) / R Federer (SUI) d  S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) 46 63 10-8
Thursday’s OOP is brought to you by the only thing that’s even coming close to cheering me up right now.