Washington: Controversial Americans Wayne Odesnik and Donald Young moved into the spotlight Monday at the ATP Washington Classic as World No. 8 Mardy Fish joined No. 12 Andy Roddick in withdrawing due to injury.
Former World No. 4 James Blake advanced past Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 6-3 in 56 minutes in the feature match at the $1.4 million hardcourt event, which will be Odesnik's first ATP appearance since a doping ban imposed in May of 2010.
Young, who beat New Zealand qualifier Artem Sitak 6-0, 6-3, issued a profane tirade on Twitter last April against the US Tennis Association after feeling slighted for a French Open wild card. Young apologized and no longer tweets.