Tipsarevic eases into second round
In-form Janko Tipsarevic cruised into the second round of ATP St Petersburg with a straightforward win over Belgium's Olivier Rochus.
Second seeded Serbian Tipsarevic, who after years of struggling to record his first ATP Tour victory has won two titles in the past month, needed 94 minutes to beat Rochus 6-2 7-5.
Sixth seed Marcel Granollers lost his opening match, however, with the Spaniard losing 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) in a three-hour epic against local hope Igor Andreev to the delight of the home crowd.
Andreev will play Andreas Seppi in round two, the Italian having beaten Vasek Pospisil of Canada 7-5 7-6(4).