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Top seed Davydenko falls in Mercedes 2nd round

Top seed Davydenko falls in Mercedes 2nd round

Top seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia was ousted from the Mercedes Cup in the second round by Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (7), 2-6, 6-1 on Thursday.
Gimeno-Traver hit a dozen aces and seven double faults in beating Davydenko, against whom he won only four games last year in Croatia.
Fourth-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero finished off Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-2 in a match which was postponed the night before because of darkness at the start of the second-set tiebreaker. Ferrero will take on Gilles Simon of France in the final eight.
No. 3-seeded Gael Monfils denied Spanish qualifier Pablo Andujar his first ATP quarterfinals by 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, and will next face local hope Florian Mayer of Germany, who beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-1.
Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli beat Germany's Bjorn Phau 7-6 (3), 6-3 to reach his first quarterfinals of the season.


Updated : 2021-06-24 19:54 GMT+08:00