THAILAND OPEN 2012
Petzschner Cruises Past Wild Card; Fourth Seeds Butorac/Hanley Tested
by ATP Staff|
German Philipp Petzschner cruised past Thai wild card Peerakiat Siriluethaiwattana 6-1, 6-2 in 58 minutes on Monday to advance to the Thailand Open second round. In June, Petzschner reached the UNICEF Open final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Ferrer).
In doubles play, Thai twins Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana converted four of their six break point opportunities to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 6-3 in 60 minutes. Meanwhile, fourth seeds Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley battled through their opener, defeating Frantisek Cermak and Michal Mertinak 6-2, 3-6, 10-4 in 67 minutes.
Eight main draw singles matches are scheduled to be played in Bangkok on Tuesday.