Halle, Germany, Jun 8: Fifth-seeded Viktor Troicki eased into the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday by dismissing Igor Andreev of Russia 6-3, 6-1.
The Serb needed just 53 minutes to complete the victory, breaking five times and losing just five points on his first serve.
Also Wednesday, defending champion Lleyton Hewitt won his first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3.
Hewitt is playing in his first event since Indian Wells in March after struggling with foot and ankle injuries. The Australian said "I didn't have a lot of high expectations going out there. But things got better as the match went on."
Mayer was the lucky loser replacement for Roger Federer, who withdrew from the event on Monday. AP