Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Melzer and Davydenko upset in Stuttgart

Melzer and Davydenko upset in Stuttgart

Jurgen Melzer suffered a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Santiago Giraldo while Nikolay Davydenko was upset by Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the first-round at the MercedesCup, in Stuttgart.

Davydenko 3-0 in the deciding set before he pinned back his opponent, who eventually won the encounter in just over two hours.

Federico Del Bonis, ranked 249th in the ATP rankings, knocked out No. 5 seed Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3. Mayer was unable to convert his five break point chances, while Del Bonis capitalised on three of his six.

Mikhail Youzhny defeated Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 6-3.

“It was the first match played on clay after grass; it’s always tough,” said Youzhny. “But I’m happy with the first match I played. I think it was important the beginning of the sets when I broke him, and I broke him one more time.”

In the next round he will face Juan Carlos Ferrero.

“It could be very tough match for second round here, but I cannot do anything so I hope it will be tough for both players, not only for me,” he added.

Ferrero beat Bastian Knittel 6-2, 6-4 in 83 minutes.

Lukasz Kubot converted all three break point opportunities to defeate Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2.

Source ATP