While Murray stunned the nation by winning a match and some other guy lost, Novak Djokovic’s crushing win over Jeremy Chardy went somewhat unnoticed, but win he did, 61 61. In encouraging news, his serve looked particularly good.
Juan Monaco, meanwhile, suffered another disappointing defeat, going down in straights to Victor Hanescu. I don’t know how much the wrist is bothering him, but his results certainly don’t seem to justify postponing the surgery.
Obligatory disbelieving look over the net.
I’ll bet that some martyred, long-suffering pleading with the umpire was involved as well.
The unseeded Wawrinka and Lopez both had thorough straight sets wins and were apparently looking very good, while Nose Job prevailed over Horseface and Lleyton Hewitt had a tough win over Mikhail Youzhny in three.
David Ferrer beat Evgeny Korolev to face Andy Murray in the second round, and last week’s girl Thiemo de Bakker was forced to retire in the third set against Viktor Troicki.
Singles – Second Round
E Gulbis (LAT) d  R Federer (SUI) 26 61 75
 N Djokovic (SRB) d J Chardy (FRA) 61 61
 A Murray (GBR) d A Seppi (ITA) 62 64
V Hanescu (ROU) d  J Monaco (ARG) 76(4) 64
Singles – First Round
L Hewitt (AUS) d  M Youzhny (RUS) 64 46 63
 D Ferrer (ESP) vs E Korolev (KAZ)
N Almagro (ESP) d L Kubot (POL) 67(3) 62 63
S Wawrinka (SUI) d J Melzer (AUT) 61 62
F Lopez (ESP) d B Becker (GER) 64 63
V Troicki (SRB) d T de Bakker (NED) 36 61 10 ret. (groin)
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [Q] L Mayer (ARG)
[WC] S Bolelli (ITA) d [LL] S Greul (GER) 64 61
Doubles – First Round
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
I Ljubicic (CRO) / M Llodra (FRA) d J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) 64 63
P Cuevas (URU) / J Monaco (ARG) d J Benneteau (FRA) / J Chardy (FRA) 36 75 10-8
J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) d J Tsonga (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 46 62 10-7
[WC] S Bolelli (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d I Andreev (RUS) / M Youzhny (RUS) 64 62
N Almagro (ESP) / M Granollers (ESP) d F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 62 76(3)
Wednesday’s OOP is brought to you by the seductive pout of Jeremy Chardy.
CAMPO CENTRALE start 1:00 pm
[WC] P Lorenzi (ITA) vs  R Soderling (SWE)
 R Nadal (ESP) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
 F Verdasco (ESP) vs [WC] S Bolelli (ITA)
Non prima delle 20:30
 D Ferrer (ESP) or E Korolev (KAZ) vs [WC] P Starace (ITA)
F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs  B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA)
[WC] F Volandri (ITA) vs J Benneteau (FRA)
 T Berdych (CZE) vs S Wawrinka (SUI)
 J Tsonga (FRA) vs V Troicki (SRB)
F Lopez (ESP) vs  M Cilic (CRO)
CAMPO 5 Inizio 13:00
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs L Hewitt (AUS)
[WC] Y Allegro (SUI) / R Federer (SUI) vs  S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS)
 J Isner (USA) vs T Bellucci (BRA) or [Q] L Mayer (ARG)
CAMPO 6 Inizio 13:00
[Q] M Llodra (FRA) vs [Q] S Giraldo (COL)
Non prima delle 15:00
 I Ljubicic (CRO) vs N Almagro (ESP)
 D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs P Cuevas (URU) / J Monaco (ARG) or J Benneteau (FRA) / J Chardy (FRA) – To Be Arranged