[Yahoo] Malisse beats Hrbaty at Lyon Open

Rusty Backhand
10-05-2004, 04:16 PM
Xavier Malisse of Belgium beat sixth-seeded Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia 6-4, 7-6 (4) Monday in the first round of the Lyon Open. Feliciano Lopez of Spain, Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia and Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden also won at the $980,000 indoor tournament. Bjorkman beat 2002 French Open champion Albert Costa of Spain 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-4, Lopez defeated Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3,...