Davydenko wins BMW Open

2011-05-01 20:10

Munich - Nikolay Davydenko beat Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his second BMW Open title on Sunday.

The seventh-seeded Russian also won the Munich tournament in 2004.

Davydenko broke serve for a decisive 2-0 lead in the final set and breezed through for his 21st title.

The fifth-seeded Mayer was looking for his first title. He also lost to Davydenko in the 2006 final in Sopot, Poland. Davydenko, a former World No 3, leads the head-to-head record against Mayer 3-2.

Mayer, the highest-ranked German, is expected to move to No. 30 in the world.

Davydenko had to save a pair of break points to serve out the first set. Mayer won the middle set thanks to an early break but could not come back after falling behind in the third, allowing Davydenko to capture his first title of the year.