INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Training in Miami heat proved helpful to Robby Ginepri as he upset ninth-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan in only 46 minutes Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the RCA Championships.
Ginepri won the opening set 6-0 in just 16 minutes and took the second set 6-4 with temperatures in the upper 80s on Stadium Court at the Indianapolis Tennis Center.
"The quicker the match the better it is for the player,'' said Ginepri, who improved to 12-14 this year with the victory. ``I trained in Miami last week and the weather down there was brutal. It trains me for the more difficult conditions we'll be facing this summer on the hardcourts.''
The 22-year-old Ginepri lost only eight points in the opening set. He had six aces and a first-serve percentage of 79.
Paradorn, the runner-up to Andy Roddick here two years ago, had only three aces.
"He didn't look like the Paradorn I've seen before,'' said Ginepri, who is 3-0 against him on the tour. ``They were always real close matches. He definitely wasn't on top of his game.''
Second-seeded Nicolas Kiefer, the runner-up to Roddick last year, ousted Kevin Kim 6-1, 6-3.
Paul Goldstein defeated Giovanni Lapentti 6-3, 6-2 in another second-round match. Switzerland's George Bastl advanced when Mardy Fish retired with a wrist injury while leading 2-1 in the first set.