[Yahoo] Spadea wins opening match in Newport (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-04-2005, 11:16 PM
Vince Spadea overcame a slow start to beat Alexander Popp 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Monday in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. After struggling in the first set, the second-seeded Spadea -- a semifinal loser to Popp in Newport last year -- broke the German in the fourth and eighth games of the second set to even the match.