Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Canadian Niemeyer Advances With First Round Upset At Rogers Cup

Canada's Frederic Niemeyer reacts during his first round match against Igor Kunitsyn of Russia, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, Monday Aug. 10, 2009.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

From CTV:

Frederic Niemeyer of Deauville, Que., scored a 7-5, 6-1 victory over world No. 39 Igor Kunitsyn in the first round of the US$3 million Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on Monday.

Niemeyer, ranked 487th in the world, earned a standing ovation from a healthy court one crowd with the victory.

Niemeyer's serve was exceptional, scoring seven aces and hitting on 66 per cent of his first serves.

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