ATP Tour

Stepanek ousts Youzhny

2013-04-30 18:36
Radek Stepanek (AFP)
Munich - Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the BMW Open.

Youzhny was the second former winner of the clay-court event to be eliminated after two-time champion Nikolay Davydenko lost on Monday. Youzhny was the 2010 winner.

Fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Ukrainian countryman Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-2 while sixth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany, the 2011 runner-up, struggled to overcome qualifier Lukasz Kubot of Poland 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 7-5.

Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan upset Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-4, 6-2.

Other winners included Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Grega Zemlja of Slovenia.

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

First round

Gael Monfils (FRA) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT x8) 6-3, 6-3
Evgeny Korolev (RUS) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)
Grega Zemlja (SLO) bt John Millman (AUS) 6-2, 6-2
Viktor Troicki (SRB) bt Matthias Bachinger (GER) 6-3, 6-2
Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x7) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-4, 6-2
Florian Mayer (GER x6) bt Lukasz Kubot (POL) 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 7-5
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x5) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 6-2


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.