Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Robert Farah upset Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the BMW Open.
The defending champion Russian, who also won the tournament in 2004, dropped serve four times.
Mikhail Youzhny edged out Philipp Petzschner 7-5, 7-5, and Marcos Baghdatis outlasted Tobias Kamke 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Baghdatis broke serve four times and saved six of eight break points to advance in a tournament he has twice been a semifinalist.
Also advancing were Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ernests Gulbis, Dustin Brown, Matthias Bachinger, Potito Starace, Tommy Haas and Marinko Matosevic.