Tennis

Davydenko ousts Wawrinka

2012-10-24 08:06
Nikolay Davydenko (AP)

Basel - Nikolay Davydenko of Russia beat fourth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) in the Swiss Indoors first round on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Davydenko, now 42nd-ranked after peaking at No 3, saved Wawrinka's five breakpoint chances in a second set that went with serve.

Wawrinka, ranked 17th, faltered in the tiebreaker, dropping three points on serve for Davydenko to win in two hours, 14 minutes.

Sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny was another Russian winner, easing past Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-0, 6-2.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria upset eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 6-2.

In other matches, Brian Baker of the United States beat Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, and Matthew Ebden of Australia beat Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland joined childhood friend Roger Federer in the second round, beating Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Kevin Anderson of South Africa downed Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Federer plays his first match on Wednesday.

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