Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Last year's runner-up Mardy Fish was an easy
second-round winner Tuesday at the Rogers Cup, the sixth of nine ATP
Masters tournaments this year.
The 11th-seeded Fish cruised past Aussie lucky-loser Matthew Ebden 6-2, 6-0 on
the hardcourts at Rexall Centre.
The American Fish lost to Serbian star Novak Djokovic in last year's finale in
Montreal, as this event shifts between Montreal and Toronto each year.
Recent Los Angeles titlist Sam Querrey drubbed struggling Austrian Jurgen
Melzer 6-3, 6-2, while Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin dismissed Canadian Frank
Dancevic 6-3, 7-5 in opening-round action on Day 2.
In some other first-round play, Czech Radek Stepanek defeated last week's
Washington, D.C. champion Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1, Spaniard
Marcel Granollers overcame Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, and
Russian Mikhail Youzhny handled South African Kevin Anderson 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).
This week's top seed is the reigning champion and two-time titlist
Djokovic. The field also features Olympic gold medalist and Wimbledon
runner-up Andy Murray and London Games bronze medalist and former U.S.
Open champ Juan Martin del Potro. Murray, like Djokovic, has captured
this Canadian Masters event twice. Del Potro was the 2009 runner-up to Murray
The newest Rogers Cup champ will collect $522,550.
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