Guccione used his height and left-handed serve to his advantage early in set one to race ahead 6-5, before Kendrick fought back to
reach the tiebreaker with outstanding passing shots and ground stroke winners.
The 6 feet 7 inches tall Guccione slammed several overhead and volley winners to reach 5-4 early in the tiebreaker. Two
overpowering serves out wide from Kendrick saw him reach set point at 6-5.
However Kendrick was unable to control one of many Guccione down the tee serves as he netted a forehand return to lose set point.
After 51 minutes of play, Guccione took set one 7-6(8-6) with a backhand drop volley winner crosscourt.
In set two Kendrick reached leads of 5-4 and 6-5 by moving further behind the baseline to return the Guccione serve, but was unable
still to get enough in play as Guccione's serve reached speads of 135 miles per hour.
In the second set tiebreaker, Kendrick sent a forehand down the line wide to end the match.
Last week in San Jose, the hard hitting Guccione took top seeded American Andy Roddick to 3-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-7(5-7) before
losing in the first round.