Hewitt hits the grass running at Queen'sFour-time champion Lleyton Hewitt Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (born 24 February 1981) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Australia. In 2001, he became the youngest male ever to be ranked number one. His career best achievements are winning the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men's singles titles. made a storming start on the first day of the ATP ATP: see adenosine triphosphate.
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Organic compound, substrate in many enzyme-catalyzed reactions (see catalysis) in the cells of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Queen's Club The Queen's Club is a private sporting club in West Kensington, London. Founded in 1886, the Queen's Club was the world's first multipurpose sports complex and named after Queen Victoria, its first patron. grasscourt event here on Monday with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Argentina's Eduardo Schwank.
Hewitt, a former world number one and Wimbledon champion in 2002, looked as comfortable on grass as ever as he took just 44 minutes to see off his opponent, the world number 109.
The 15th-seeded Australian, champion here in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006, will play Portugal's Frederico Gil, a 6-1, 6-3 winner against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver, in the second round.
Fellow seeds Feliciano Lopez and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, both Spaniards, also progressed to the next round with straight sets victories.
Lopez, the 10th seed, beat the USA's Robert Kendrick Robert Kendrick (born November 15, 1979 in Fresno, California) is an American tennis player. He turned professional in 1999. Early life
Robert Kendrick was born in Fresno on November 15, 1979 to Tom and Doris Kendrick and began playing tennis at the age of 5. 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/3), while 16th seed Garcia-Lopez cruised past Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-1, 6-1.
Jeremy Chardy was the first seed to be knocked out.
The French 12th seed lost a fiercely contested first-set tie-break 12-10 to America's Sam Querrey Sam Querrey (born October 7, 1987 in San Francisco, California, United States) is a pro American tennis player from Thousand Oaks, California.
Many tennis experts have touted Querrey as America's next great talent, including Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe. , who went on to complete a 7-6 (12/10), 6-4 win, while Russian number 14 seed Mikhail Youzhny Mikhail Youzhny (Russian: overcame Spain's Oscar Hernandez 6-4, 6-2.
Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, who reached the last 16 at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2008, suffered a surprising 6-0, 6-4 defeat to world number 146 Nicolas Mahut Nicolas Mahut (born January 21 1982 in Angers) is a French tennis player. Mahut is right-handed and has previously won the Orange Bowl in 1999, becoming professional in 2000. of France, who will now play giant Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic.
Italy's Andreas Seppi Andreas Seppi (born February 21, 1984 in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy) is a professional tennis player from the province of Bolzano_Bozen-Italy, who turned professional in 2002. This year so far Seppi has reached 1 final (Gstaad) in ATP Tour events this year, 2 semi finals (Sydney & set up a second-round meeting with British top seed and world number three Andy Murray, who received a bye, after coming from behind to defeat America's Robby Ginepri 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.
Murray's seeding makes him the favourite for his home event, but the British fans had little to cheer on a day that saw Brit hopefuls Joshua Goodall and James Ward both eliminated.
Goodall lost to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7), while Ward went down 6-2, 6-3 to crowd-pleasing Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, a losing semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 2006.
Belgium's Kristof Vliegen overcame Argentine Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 and will now play American second seed Andy Roddick, another four-time champion at Queen's.
Defending champion and current world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain pulled out of this year's tournament, traditionally seen as a tune-up event for Wimbledon, after being told by doctors to rest his knees.