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Davydenko loses to qualifier in first round of Estoril Open

Davydenko loses to qualifier in first round of Estoril Open

French qualifier Olivier Patience upset world No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko 7-5, 6-1 in a rain-delayed first round match at the Estoril Open on Wednesday.
"It's my fault because I didn't train enough," said Davydenko, who won at Estoril in 2003 and lost in last year's final.
The match was stopped on Tuesday because of rain after only two games. Last week, Davydenko retired with a wrist injury before his quarterfinal in Barcelona.
In another first-round match, second-seeded Tommy Robredo eliminated Albert Montanes of Spain 6-4, 6-3, rallying from 4-1 down in the first set.
Third-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Santiago Ventura of Spain 6-2, 6-2 in a 56-minute second-round match to reach the quarterfinals.
In the last eight, Djokovic, a two-time title winner this year, will play Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, who ousted sixth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia 6-4, 6-3.
Last weekend's Casablanca champion Paul-Henri Mathieu of France beat Igor Kunitsyn of Russia 6-2, 6-1 and lined up a quarterfinal against Juan Monaco of Argentina, who beat Sam Querrey of the United States 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Top-seeded Marion Bartoli of France reached the quarterfinals of the women's event by beating Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-3, 6-3.
Third-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
Safarova, the 2005 champion, will meet Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the quarterfinals. The Spaniard beat Alberta Brianti of Italy 6-1, 6-1 for a sixth straight time.


Updated : 2021-03-02 14:57 GMT+08:00