Mahut wins in 83 minutes, Top Americans Advance

Mahut wins in 83 minutes, Top Americans Advance

In the first match on Center Court, Mardy Fish dismissed fellow countryman Michael Russell in straight sets, setting Fish up to go for his fourth quarter-final in Newport on Wednesday. In another all-American match up, No. 1 seed Sam Querrey, who just cracked into the top 20 on the ATP World Tour this week, defeated Jesse Levine.  All three wild cards won opening round matches, led by Frenchman and 2007 Newport runner-up Nicolas Mahut, who famously played in the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon. Mahut defeated Alejandro Falla of Columbia in 83 minutes. American teenagers Ryan Harrison and Denis Kudla also advanced. On Wednesday, 18-year-old Harrison and 17-year-old Kudla will square off for the first time. The winner of the American teenagers will advance to their first career ATP World Tour quarter-final.  Three of the four qualifiers advanced to the second round, including Ukraine native Sergei Bubka, son of world record pole vault holder and 1988 Olympic gold medalist Sergey Bubka.

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