Lleyton Hewitt scratched out a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 victory over fellow Australian Matthew Ebden on Thursday night in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open to move within one of becoming the third active ATP Tour player to win 600 matches.
Michael Llodra of France left the BNP Paribas Open a little lighter in his wallet after being fined $2,500 by the ATP Tour for verbal abuse during a match.
For everything Roger Federer did right, the world's top-ranked player did something wrong. Eventually, his errant shotmaking did him in.
American Mardy Fish, the BNP Paribas Open runner-up in 2008, beat Michael Berrer of Germany 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in a first-round match.
It's not the career they once envisioned, but Americans Angela Haynes and Taylor Dent have overcome catastrophes and are back on the court with refreshing ardor.
Novak Djokovic opened his title defense at the ATP event in Indian Wells with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Argentina's Martin Vassallo Arguello in the second round on Sunday.
For the first time since 1989, five U.S. men reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells. And none were named Andre, Pete, Jim or Michael.