AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013
Berankis Upsets Florian Mayer; Kohlschreiber Advances
by ATP Staff|
The Frenchman served 17 aces to his opponent's five and won 83 percent of points on his first serve to reach the third round at the Australian Open for the sixth consecutive year, but wasn't happy with the way he played.
"I'm happy to go through, but I didn't have the right attitude [in] this match," Tsonga said, adding that he would aim to be more aggressive in the next round against Blaz Kavcic.
The World No. 110 defended all three break points in his fifth consecutive win at Melbourne Park following three qualifying round victories and a first round defeat of Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Mayer's countryman, 17th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, advanced to the final 32 with a 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over Israeli qualifier Amir Weintraub. The German served 12 aces and won 91 per cent of points on his first serve.
He next faces a first-time meeting with 13th seed Milos Raonic who posted a 7-6(2), 6-2, 6-3 win over Lukas Rosol in one hour and 48 minutes. The Canadian served 18 aces and won 87 per cent of his first serve points.
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