Tennis

Davydenko advances in Metz

2012-09-18 18:09
Nikolay Davydenko (AP)

Metz, France - Eighth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia beat Mischa Zverev of Germany 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Moselle Open.

Davydenko had his serve broken three times in the first set against Zverev, who hit seven aces in the match. But the Russian stepped things up in the second set and converted his three break points. He next plays either Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu or Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

Also, Clement Reix beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in an all-French match and next meets defending champion and top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

In other first-round play, Ivo Karlovic of Croatia won 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3) against qualifier Kenny de Schepper, Vincent Millot of France beat Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-4, and Frenchman Benoit Paire won 6-1, 6-4 against Belgian Xavier Malisse.

Results on Tuesday from the ATP Moselle Open (x denotes seeding):

First round:

Clement Reix, France, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Kenny de Schepper, France, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3).
Nikolay Davydenko (8), Russia, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Vincent Millot, France, def. Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, 6-4, 6-4.
Benoit Paire, France. def. Xavier Malisse, Belgium, 6-1, 6-4.
Gael Monfils (7), France, def. Olivier Rochus, Belgium, 6-3, 6-2.

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