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Sun Apr 20 15:36:46 SAST 2014

Davydenko beaten in first round in Stuttgart

Sapa-AP | 10 July, 2012 08:180 Comments
The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Two
Nikolay Davydenko of Russia returns a shot during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2012 in London, England
Image by: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Dustin Brown of Germany saved a match point to upset sixth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7) in the first round of the Mercedes Cup on Monday.

Brown, who has received a wild card invitation to play in the Stuttgart tournament, broke his opponent early in the third set, but allowed Davydenko to fight back. The Russian won a match point on his serve but was eventually overcome by the German.

Brown led 5-2 in the tiebreaker before wasting a match point and allowed Davydenko to level at 6-6. The Russian’s ninth double-fault gave Brown his third match point as he served out the match.

Also Monday, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez swept past fellow Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-2, 6-3.

 

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