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Top-seeded Davydenko advances at Pilot Pen

  Robert Kendrick, of Orlando, Fla., returns a shot to Russia's Nikolay Davydenko during a second round singles match at the Pilolt Pen tennis tournam...
 Russia's Nikolay Davydenko hits a return to Robert Kendrick during a second round singles match at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn...
  Robert Kendrick, of Orlando, Fla., returns a shot to Russia's Nikolay Davydenko during a second round singles match at the Pilolt Pen tennis tournam...
 Russia's Nikolay Davydenko hits a return to Robert Kendrick during a second round singles match at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn...

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Robert Kendrick, of Orlando, Fla., returns a shot to Russia's Nikolay Davydenko during a second round singles match at the Pilolt Pen tennis tournam...

Pilot Pen Tennis

Russia's Nikolay Davydenko hits a return to Robert Kendrick during a second round singles match at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn...

New Haven Tennis

Robert Kendrick, of Orlando, Fla., returns a shot to Russia's Nikolay Davydenko during a second round singles match at the Pilolt Pen tennis tournam...

New Haven Tennis

Russia's Nikolay Davydenko hits a return to Robert Kendrick during a second round singles match at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn...

Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko won a 22-point tiebreaker en route to a 7-6 (10), 6-3 victory over American Robert Kendrick at the Pilot Pen on Tuesday.
Davydenko struggled with Kendrick's serves, which occasionally topped 130 mph (209 kph). But he used a strong backhand return at 11-10 in the tiebreaker that Kendrick put in the net.
Davydenko broke Kendrick at love to go up 5-3 in the second set and served out the match.
The Russian is ranked No. 8 despite missing most of the spring with a heel injury. He's using the tournament as a warmup for next week's U.S. Open.
Davydenko was the third Russian man to defeat an American on Tuesday.
Igor Kunitsyn beat Taylor Dent 6-3, 6-4, and Igor Andreev defeated Kevin Kim 6-3, 6-1.


Updated : 2021-07-29 13:33 GMT+08:00