Ginepri Rallies, Hewitt Cruises into Legg Mason Quarterfinals

August 18, 2004 10:16 PM

Fourth-seed Robby Ginepri advanced to his second quarterfinal of the year Wednesday, coming from behind to defeat Israeli qualifier Harel Levy, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Next up for Ginepri is Raemon Sluiter of the Netherlands, who upset sixth-seed Alberto Martin, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (2), in a match lasting two hours, 39 minutes.

Lleyton Hewitt continued his impressive run in Washington, cruising to a straight-sets victory over Colombian Alejandro Fallo, 6-3, 6-2, in just over an hour. Hewitt, who has now dropped only eight games total in his first two matches, will face seventh-seeded Cyril Saulnier of France in the quarterfinals. Saulnier was a 6-3, 7-6 (2) winner over Belgium's Gilles Elseneer.

Top-seed and five-time Legg Mason champion Andre Agassi will headline play Thursday, when he takes on Kristian Pless of Denmark. Agassi, currently in second place in the US Open Series Bonus Challenge behind Andy Roddick, won the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati two weeks ago and is working on a seven-match winning streak.

No. 6 seed Paul-Henri Mathieu, No. 8 Dmitry Tursunov and Jan-Michael Gambill are also scheduled to play their second-round matches Thursday.