Atlanta: Davis Cup teammates Lleyton Hewitt and Marinko Matosevic led an Aussie assault on Tuesday as the unseeded pair gate-crashed into the second round of the ATP Tour's Atlanta Championships.
Former number one Hewitt connected on a superlative 89 percent of his first-serve points (25 of 28) in a 6-4, 6-4 crushing of American qualifier Phillip Simmonds. Matosevic, ranked 69th and a first-round Wimbledon victim, upset Russian sixth seed Igor Kunitsyn 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 7-5
Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun, a winner over German Matthias Bachinger 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) will be the next opponent for Matosevic, who earned his first ATP victory of the season from six starts. It was only the second victory of his career on the Tour.