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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Nikolay Davydenko Captures Third Title of 2008

Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko Captures Third Title of 2008

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko (pictured) captured his third ATP title of the season, and the 14th of his career, by defeating second seed and defending champion Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Orange Warsaw Open on Sunday.

World No. 4 Davydenko was contesting his fourth final of the season, and the third on clay. The Russian clinched his second ATP Masters Series title at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, defeating Rafael Nadal in the final, before winning his first clay court title of the season at Poertschach (d. Monaco) prior to Roland Garros. He also finished as runner-up to Roger Federer on clay at Estoril, retiring with a leg injury during the final.


"For me every tournament is very important," said Davydenko. "This is my 14th tournament win and it will give me a lot of confidence for the upcoming weeks."

Davydenko now improves to 41-10 on the ATP circuit this season, marking the fourth straight year that he has recorded at least 40 match wins and placing him second only to World No. 2 Nadal, who has won 49 matches.

The Volgograd resident was dominant in the first set, surrendering his serve just once while breaking Robredo’s serve on three occasions. After leading by an early break of serve in the second set, he fended off five Robredo break point opportunities to go on and close out the victory after 1 hr., 55 min., avenging his loss to the Spaniard in the third round at ATP Masters Series Rome earlier in the season.

"Today every single game was difficult," admitted Davydenko. "It was tough to win the first set. Robredo was running and fighting a lot. The last game was very tough as well and luckily I won the last point [with a smash]. I think it was a nice match for the crowd."

Robredo added: "I think I was closer than the result says. Nikolay was playing very well during the whole match. He's a great player, he always hits the ball hard. It's tough when you don't take advantage of your chances. In the second set I had advantage six times, but I couldn't make it."

Davydenko now improves to 11-3 at this event. The 26-year-old, who has won the title dropping just one set en route, was also a champion at the event in 2006 (d. Mayer) when it was held in Sopot.

World No. 19 Robredo was bidding to win his first ATP title since last October, when he defeated Andy Murray to claim the title in Metz. He slips to a 6-7 record in ATP finals.

The Barcelona resident, whose best result before this week was a semifinal finish at Valencia (l. to Ferrer), slips to 21-13 for the season, 19-7 on clay. The 26-year-old has a strong record at this event, having captured the title twice before in 2001 (d. Portas) and last year (d. Acasuso). His tournament record now stands at 15-2.

Robredo, who has been ranked as highly as No. 5 (August 28, 2006) in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, drops to a 14-52 lifetime record against Top 10 players.




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Nikolay Davydenko beats Robredo in Warsaw Open final

Nikolay Davydenko presents his trophy after he won the Orange Warsaw Open 2008 tennis tournament
Nikolay Davydenko beats Robredo in Warsaw Open final

Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko captured his third ATP Tour title of the year Sunday, beating second-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Warsaw Open.

Davydenko, who also won the clay-court tournament in 2006, broke the defending champion three times in the first set, while giving up his serve once. He needed just one break in the second, saving five break points en route to the victory.


Davydenko, who conceded just one set on his way to the final, also won the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami and the Hypo Group International in Poertschach, Austria, this year. He also reached the final in Estoril, but retired with an injury against Roger Federer.

Robredo was trying to win his first ATP title since October 2007.


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Orange Warsaw Open Final Result: Nikolay Davydenko Champion

Orange Warsaw Open Final Result: Nikolay Davydenko Champion
Orange Warsaw Open Final Result: Nikolay Davydenko Champion

Nikolay Davydenko, top seed, denied Tommy Robredo the chance to defend his 2007 Title.
Davydenko won in 2 easy sets.

Singles - Final
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d [2] T Robredo (ESP) 63 63


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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Top Two Seeds Davydenko, Robredo to Square Off in Final

Nikolay Davydenko - Tommy Robredo
Top Two Seeds Davydenko, Robredo to Square Off in Final

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko defeated unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, in the semifinals of the Orange Warsaw Open on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Russian advanced to his fourth ATP final of the season (2-1), his third on clay, and he will take on No. 2 seed and defending champ Tommy Robredo (pictured), who beat No. 3 Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-4, in Sunday's championship.

Davydenko is looking for his second title in Poland, having won two years ago when he defeating Florian Mayer in Sopot. The World No. 4 improved his match record to 40-10 in 2008, including 21-5 on clay. This is the fourth straight year he's won at least 40 matches.


Davydenko is 13-4 in his career in ATP finals with titles coming this year at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami (d. Nadal) and Poertschach (d. Monaco). He also was runner-up in Estoril (ret. vs. Federer with a leg injury).

In Saturday's first-time meeting with Fognini, Davydenko raced out to a 5-1 lead before closing out the first set in 34 minutes. He only lost five points on serve (17 of 22), two coming on double faults, while converting two of six break points.

In the second set, Fognini saved two break points in the opening game but was broken in the fifth game at 15-40, giving Davydenko a 3-2 lead. The Russian never faced break point in the set and closed out the one hour and 16-minute match by breaking in the final game.

Davydenko converted four of 12 break points while saving the lone break point he faced. He won 82% of first serve points on serve compared to Fognini's 52%.

Fognini, who upset No. 5 seed Guillermo Canas in the semifinals, was appearing in his second ATP semifinal of the season, having reached the semis in Costa do Sauipe in February. The 21-year-old Italian came in ranked No. 103 after reaching a career-high No. 71 on April 14. This was only the second Top 10 opponent he's faced in his career after losing to No. 1 Roger Federer at the Rogers Masters in Montreal last year.

Defending champion Robredo saved 10 of 11 break points in his 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 3 Juan Monaco in one hour and 30 minutes.

In the first set, Robredo broke in the fifth game but was broken back in the next game. He then broke again in the seventh game to take the lead and he never looked back. In the second set, Robredo accounted for the only break in the seventh game and went on to seal the victory. Monaco had a break point in the last game but couldn't convert.

The 26-year-old Spaniard advanced to his first ATP final of the year and the 13th of his career (6-6). His last ATP title came in Metz in October 2007 (d. Murray).

Robredo also improved his career tournament match record to 15-1, having captured the title in 2001 (d. Portas) and last year (d. Acasuso).



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Orange Warsaw Open Semifinals Results and June 15th Order of Play

Tommy Robredo returns a shot to Argentina's Juan Monaco during the semifinals of the Orange Warsaw Open ATP tournament in Warsaw
Orange Warsaw Open Semifinals Results and June 15th Order of Play

Nikolay Davydenko reached another final where he will face Tommy Robredo, defending champion, for the Roange Warsaw Open Title.

Singles - Semifinals
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d F Fognini (ITA) 62 63
[2] T Robredo (ESP) d [3] J Monaco (ARG) 64 64

Doubles - Final
[1] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d N Davydenko (RUS) / Y Schukin (KAZ) 60 36 10-4

Sunday June 15th - Final Order of Play
1:00pm Local Time
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

AP Photo/Alik Keplicz

Nikolay Davydenko reaches Warsaw final

Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko reaches Warsaw final

Nikolay Davydenko is within a victory of his third title this season.

The top-seeded Russian reached the championship match of the Orange Warsaw Open on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini, who was bidding for the first title of his career.

Davydenko, a winner in Miami and Poertschach earlier this year, will be after his 14th career singles title Sunday when he faces either second seed Tommy Robredo - the defending champion - or No. 3 Juan Monaco of Argentina.


The 26-year-old Davydenko also is a past champion at this claycourt event, having hoisted the trophy in 2006.

His win over the 103rd-ranked Fognini, who upset No. 5 Guillermo Canas in the quarters, gives Davydenko 40 wins this season - second only to French Open champion Rafael Nadal.

Robredo will have a tougher task in the semis Saturday against Monaco, who won the only prior meeting between the players.

The Spaniard, however, owns a 14-1 record at this event having also won the inaugural edition of the tournament as a 19-year-old in 2001.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Top Three Seeds - Davydenko, Robredo, Monaco Reach Semifinals in Warsaw

Tommy Robredo
Top Three Seeds - Davydenko, Robredo, Monaco Reach Semifinals in Warsaw

Top seed and World No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko defeated unseeded countryman Evgeny Korolev 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals at the Orange Warsaw Open in Poland.

Davydenko came back from a 1-4 first set deficit to beat the 20-year-old Korolev for the second time in three meetings. Davydenko converted four of 10 break points while saving three of four on his serve in the one hour and 39 minute match.

In the opening set, Davydenko won five games in a row and Korolev only won eight more points until the end of the set. In the second set, Davydenko broke in the opening game and added another break in the fifth game to secure the victory.


"Korolev had a perfect start today," said Davydenko, who captured the title two years ago and improved to 20-5 on clay this year (39-10 overall). "Fortunately I managed to fight back. I never played against Fognini before, but we practiced together a few times. He's a good player and beating Canas shows that he's in good shape and that it won't be easy to win the semifinal."

The 27-year-old Russian advanced to his seventh ATP semifinal of the season and he will face unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini, who upset No. 5 Guillermo Canas 7-5, 7-5.

Fognini reached his second ATP semifinal of the year, the first since Costa do Sauipe in February, as he converted five of eight break points while losing his serve three times in the up-and-down match.

"I was playing well from the baseline today, hitting a lot of forehands," said the No. 103rd-ranked Italian, who reached a career-high No. 71 in April. "Beating Canas is an important win for me and I'm very happy about it. Against Davydenko I will have to play my best. He's the favorite, but I want to show my best tennis and try to go to the final here."

No. 2 seed and former two-time champion Tommy Robredo (pictured) rallied to beat countryman Oscar Hernandez 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to reach his second ATP semifinal of the season (Valencia).

The 26-year-old Robredo has an impressive record at this event (14-1), capturing his first ATP title in 2001 (d. Portas) before winning for the second time last year (d. Acasuso). His only loss came to Florian Mayer in the second round two years ago.

"I didn't get the best start today," said Robredo. "After losing the first set I started to attack more since I didn't feel too well from the baseline. If I want to win against Monaco I will have to improve. He's been very strong lately, being very solid. I will have to play my best against him."

Robredo will face No. 3 seed Juan Monaco, who won his third consecutive match in straight sets as he defeated No. 7 seed Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-3.

The 24-year-old Argentine is looking to reach his third ATP final of the year after runner-up efforts at Vina del Mar (withdrew vs Gonzalez due to ankle injury) in February and Poertschach (l. to Davydenko) in May. He also advanced to the semifinals in Auckland (l. to Kohlschreiber) in January.


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Orange Warsaw Open Quarterfinals Results and June 14th Order of Play

Tommy Robredo
Orange Warsaw Open Quarterfinals Results and June 14th Order of Play

The 3 top seeds at the Orange Warsaw Open advanced to the semifinals without much problems.

Nikolay Davydenko, top seed, defeated Korolev in 2 sets.
Tommy Robredo, 3rd seed and defening champion, needed 3 sets to get through but finally he reach the semis again.

Juan Mondaco, third seed, enjoyed a 2 set win over 7th seed, Granollers.

Guillermo Cañas, 5th seed, in other hand lost to Fognini in 2 close sets.

Check out all the scores from the Orange Warsaw Open and the order of play for Saturday.


Friday, June 13, 2008

Singles - Quarterfinals
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d E Korolev (RUS) 64 62
[2] T Robredo (ESP) d O Hernandez (ESP) 46 62 62
[3] J Monaco (ARG) d [7] M Granollers (ESP) 64 63
F Fognini (ITA) d [5] G Canas (ARG) 75 75

Doubles - Semifinals
[1] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [4] M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP) 26 61 10-8
O Hernandez (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) vs N Davydenko (RUS) / Y Schukin (KAZ)

Orange Warsaw Open Saturday June 14th Order of Play
CENTER COURT - Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
Juan MONACO (ARG) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Doubles Final
Mariusz FYRSTENBERG (POL)/Marcin MATKOWSKI (POL) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)/Yuri SCHUKIN (KAZ)

AFP PHOTO / Patrick Kovarik

Nikolay Davydenko advances to Warsaw Semifinal

Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko advances to Warsaw Semifinal

Nikolay Davydenko advanced to the semifinals of the Orange Warsaw Open on Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over unseeded Evgeny Korolev.

The top-seeded Russian is seeking his second title at the red clay event, having hoisted the trophy two years ago.

The world No. 4, Davydenko will next face Italy’s Fabio Fognini, who upset No. 5 Guillermo Canas by a 7-5, 7-5 count.


Defending champion Tommy Robredo is seeded second and will attempt to book his place in the final four later Friday when he plays Oscar Hernandez.

Robredo is seeking his third title here, having also won the inaugural edition of this event as a 19-year-old in 2001. The Spaniard is 13-1 at this tournament, with his lone loss coming during his second appearance here in 2006.

He faces a potential semifinal clash with No. 3 Juan Monaco, who topped seventh-seeded Marcel Granollers, 6-4, 6-3.

First prize is $106,000.


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AFP PHOTO / Jacques Demarthon

Guillermo Canas Battles to Quarterfinal Berth in Warsaw

Guillermo Cañas
Guillermo Canas Battles to Quarterfinal Berth in Warsaw

Fifth-seeded Argentine Guillermo Canas reached his first ATP quarterfinal since March with a hard fought 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Santiago Ventura at the Orange Warsaw Open on Thursday.

World No. 48 Canas made the semifinals at Las Vegas (l. to Querrey) earlier in the season, but since then had not advanced past the third round of an event prior to arriving in Warsaw.

In the quarterfinals, the 30-year-old Canas, who now improves to 13-11 for the season, will face World No. 103 Fabio Fognini, who reached his third clay court semifinal of 2008 when his opponent Christophe Rochus was forced to retire with a left leg injury when trailing 4-5.

Elsewhere, eighth-seeded Spaniard and ATP Masters Series Hamburg quarterfinalist Albert Montanes was upset by compatriot Oscar Hernandez 6-3, 6-2.


The 30-year-old Hernandez is enjoying his best run at the event; having fallen in the first round on his two previous visits in 2004 (l. to M. Lopez) and 2005 (l. to Sabau). The World No. 99 will contest his fourth quarterfinal of the season, all have come on clay; he has gone on to reach the semifinals once in Houston, where he lost to James Blake.

In the quarterfinals Hernandez will face second-seeded Spaniard and defending champion Tommy Robredo (pictured), who advanced to the quarterfinals when his opponent, Wayne Odesnik, was forced to retire with a right leg injury when trailing 4-6, 1-1.

The World No. 19 has been a quarterfinalist three times this season, going on to reach the semifinals in Valencia (l. to Ferrer). He captured the title at this event last season with victory over Jose Acasuso in the final and was also victorious in 2001, defeating Albert Portas. He has a 13-1 tournament record.


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AFP PHOTO / Patrick Kovarik

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Orange Warsaw Open Thursday Results and June 13th Order of Play

Orange Warsaw Open Thursday Results and June 13th Order of Play

Tommy Robredo continues his way to defend his title. Today Robredo defeated Odesnik after Wayne had to retired with of a leg innury.

Guillermo Cañas also looks like he found his way back into winning. Cañas reached the quarterfinals in Warsaw with a win over Ventura.

Check out all the scores from the Orange Warsaw Open and the order of play for Friday.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Singles - Second Round
[2] T Robredo (ESP) d W Odesnik (USA) 64 11 ret. (right leg)
[5] G Canas (ARG) d S Ventura (ESP) 62 16 63
O Hernandez (ESP) d [8] A Montanes (ESP) 63 62
F Fognini (ITA) d [Q] C Rochus (BEL) 54 ret. (left leg)

Doubles - Quarterfinals
[1] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d J Levinsky (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) 63 62
N Davydenko (RUS) / Y Schukin (KAZ) d [2] M Daniel (BRA) / S Huss (AUS) 76(3) 67(4) 10-4
[4] M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP) d T Parrott (USA) / F Polasek (SVK) 62 76(7)


Orange Warsaw Open Friday June 13th Order of Play

Center court 11.30 am

Fabio Fognini vs Guillermo Canas
followed by
Nikolay Davydenko vs Evgeny Korolev
followed by
Oscar Hernandez vs Tommy Robredo
Not Before 4.00 pm
Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski vs Marcel Granollers / Santiago Ventura


Court 4 12.30 pm

Marcel Granollers vs Juan Monaco
followed by
Oscar Hernandez / Albert Montanes vs Nikolay Davydenko / Yuri Schukin


Tommy Robredo wins again in Warsaw

Tommy Robredo
Tommy Robredo wins again in Warsaw

Defending champion Tommy Robredo is back in the quarterfinals at the Orange Warsaw Open.

The second-seeded Spaniard moved through the second round of the claycourt event Thursday when unseeded American Wayne Odesnik retired from their match while trailing, 6-4, 1-1.

Robredo is seeking his third title here, having also won the inaugural edition of this event as a 19-year-old in 2001.

Now 12-1 at this tournament, with his lone loss coming during his second appearance here in 2006, Robredo will face unseeded countryman Oscar Hernandez in the quarters.


The 99th-ranked Hernandez, who posted a 6-3, 6-2 upset over eighth-seeded compatriot Albert Montanes on Thursday, took Robredo to three sets in their only claycourt meeting last year in Rome.

Fifth seed Guillermo Canas of Argentina also advanced to the round of eight, holding off Spain’s Santiago Ventura for a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory.

Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, the 2006 champion, reached the quarterfinals here Wednesday and will face unseeded countryman Evgeny Korolev on Friday.

First prize is $106,000.


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AP Photo/Michel Spingler

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Juan Monaco and Davydenko Reach Quarterfinals in Warsaw

Juan Monaco
Juan Monaco and Davydenko Reach Quarterfinals in Warsaw

Second-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco booked his place in the quarterfinals of the Orange Warsaw Open with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Frenchman Florent Serra on Wednesday.

World No. 21 Monaco, whose best result at this event was a semifinal finish in 2004, is through to his fifth quarterfinal of the season; he went on to finish runner-up at Vina del Mar and Poertschach

Monaco next will face seventh-seeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers, who reached his third ATP quarterfinal of the season with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Marcos Daniel. The 22-year-old Granollers converted four of nine break points to seal the victory after 1 hr., 22 min.


World No. 54 Granollers, who is making his debut in Warsaw, captured his first ATP title on clay in Houston (d. Blake) earlier in the season and was also a quarterfinalist in Acapulco (l. to Acasuso).

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko advanced after battling back from a one set deficit to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 against Jiri Vanek. The Russian broke serve five times and made 78% of first serves to help him to the victory in 2 hr., 11 min.

The 26-year-old Davydenko captured the title in 2006, defeating Mayer in the final when the event was held in Sopot. This week he is bidding for his third title of the season, having lifted the trophies at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami (d. Nadal) and Poertschach (d. Monaco).

In the quarterfinals, he will face compatriot Evgeny Korolev, who advanced to his fourth ATP quarterfinal of 2008 when his opponent, No. 6 seed Potito Starace, retired with a headache when trailing 5-7, 0-4.

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Orange Warsaw Open Wednesday Results and June 12th Order of Play

Orange Warsaw Open Wednesday Results and June 12th Order of Play

Three top seeds advanced today to the quarterfinals of the Orange Warsaw Open.

Nikolay Davydenko, top seed, needed 3 sets to defeat Vanek. Juan Monaco, second seed, defeated Serra and 7th seed, Granollers, got passed Marcos Daniel.

Potito Starace, 6th seed, had to retired during the second set because of a headache.

Check out all the scores from the Orange Warsaw Open and Thursday Order of Play.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Singles - Second Round
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d J Vanek (CZE) 46 75 61
[3] J Monaco (ARG) d F Serra (FRA) 75 63
E Korolev (RUS) d [6] P Starace (ITA) 75 40 ret. (headache)
[7] M Granollers (ESP) d M Daniel (BRA) 62 64

Doubles - Quarterfinal
O Hernandez (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) d [3] M Mertinak (SVK) / L Zovko (CRO) 64 75

Doubles - First Round
[1] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d [WC] M Gawron (POL) / B Koniusz (POL) 62 61
[4] M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP) d [WC] D Olejniczak (POL) / M Przysiezny (POL) 64 60
J Levinsky (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) d L Arnold Ker (ARG) / G Canas (ARG) 75 64
[Alt] M Daniel (BRA) / S Huss (AUS)* d A Fisher (AUS) / J Thomas (USA) 63 67(5) 10-6
N Davydenko (RUS) / Y Schukin (KAZ) d J Clavet (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) 61 46 10-8

*[Alt] M Daniel (BRA) / S Huss (AUS) replaced [2] L Horna (PER) / P Cuevas (URU) - Horna (right calf)

Orange Warsaw Open Thursday June 12th Order of Play
Central Court - 11:30am
Albert MONTANES (ESP) vs Oscar HERNANDEZ (ESP)
Santiago VENTURA (ESP) vs Guillermo CANAS (ARG)
Wayne ODESNIK (USA) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
Not Before 16:00
Mariusz FYRSTENBERG (POL)/Marcin MATKOWSKI (POL) vs Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE)/David SKOCH (CZE)

Court 1 - 11:30am
Christophe ROCHUS (BEL) vs Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)/Yuri SCHUKIN (KAZ)vs Stephen HUSS (AUS)/Marcos DANIEL (BRA)
Not Before 16:00
Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP)/Santiago VENTURA (ESP)vs Travis PARROTT (USA)/Filip POLASEK (SVK)

Nikolay Davydenko reaches Warsaw quarters

Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko reaches Warsaw quarters

Nikolay Davydenko overcame a slow start to reach the quarterfinals of the Orange Warsaw Open.

The top-seeded Russian needed to rally from a set down Wednesday to post a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vanek, who has just six wins this season and is ranked 82nd in the world.

Davydenko, the 2006 champion of this $668,000 red clay event, is second on the ATP Tour with 38 wins this season, trailing only reigning French Open champion Rafael Nadal.


The world No. 4, seeking his third title of the season, will face countryman Evgeny Korolev in the round of eight. Ranked 85th, Korolev advanced when No. 6 Potito Starace of Italy retired from their match while trailing 7-5, 4-0.

Davydenko and Korolev have split two career meetings and this will be their first claycourt encounter.

Third-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina has a second round match against Frenchman Florent Serra in the bottom of the draw Wednesday.

The winner there will face seventh-seeded Spaniard Martin Granollers, who had few problems in a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Marcos Daniel of Brazil.

Defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain is the second seed and will be in second-round action Thursday when he faces unseeded American Wayne Odesnik.

First prize is $106,000.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Nikolay Davydenko, Defending Champion Robredo Ease Through in Warsaw Open

Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko, Defending Champion Robredo Ease Through in Warsaw Open

Top seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko advanced to the second round of the Orange Warsaw Open on Tuesday after defeating last week's Roland Garros doubles champion Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2. The World No. 4 converted four of six break points to wrap up victory in 1hr., 5 min.

Davydenko is second on the ATP circuit with 37 match wins this season. The Volgograd resident captured his second ATP Masters Series title at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami (d. Nadal) in April and won his 13th ATP title at Poertschach (d. Monaco) prior to Roland Garros.

The 27-year-old Davydenko is making his fifth appearance at this event; he claimed the title on his third visit in 2006 (d. Mayer) but has failed to advance past the second round on his three other attempts.


Davydenko was joined in the second round by defending champion Tommy Robredo, who converted three of nine break points to advance past Polish wild card Michael Przysiezny 7-5, 6-2.

The Spanish second seed first captured the title in 2001, defeating Albert Portas in the final before winning for the second time last year, beating Jose Acasuso in the title match. The World No. 19 has reached the quarterfinals or better at three events this season and improves to 17-12. The 26-year-old next faces Wayne Odesnik, who defeated Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-3.

Third-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco needed 1 hr., 14 min. to knock out another Polish wild card, Jerzy Janowicz, 6-4, 6-3, and next meets Frenchman Florent Serra, who won his first round match Monday.

The 21-year-old Monaco is making his fourth event appearance, and reached the semifinals in his debut four years ago (l. to Acasuso). He has finished runner-up at two clay court tournaments this year, at Vina del Mar and Poertschach.

Compatriot Guillermo Canas, the No. 5 seed, booked his place in the second round after a hard fought 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4 victory over Peruvian Luis Horna. Canas' ability to break serve on four occasions ultimately made the difference as the Argentine leveled their series head-to-head at 1-1.

No. 92 Horna, who last week won the Roland Garros doubles title with Cuevas, was a semifinalist (l. to Coria) at the event in 2003 when it was held in Sopot. He slips to 8-10 for the season.

World No. 48 Canas now improves to 12-11 for the season, his highlight being a semifinal finish at Las Vegas (l. to Querrey). He next faces Santiago Ventura, who defeated Boris Pashanski 6-4, 6-2.

Marcel Granollers, the No. 7 seed from Spain, secured his second round place after knocking out Slovakian Michal Mertinak 7-6(2), 6-4. World No. 54 Granollers, who is making his debut in Warsaw, captured his first ATP title in Houston (d. Blake) earlier in the season. He improves to 10-6.

Granollers’ compatriot, No. 8 seed Albert Montanes, defeated Czech qualifier David Skoch 7-6(4), 6-4 to reach the second round. World No. 70 Montanes, who was a quarterfinalist at Barcelona (l. to Wawrinka) and ATP Masters Series Hamburg (l. to Djokovic), made the semifinals at this event last season (l. to Acasuso). Improving to 11-12 for 2008, he goes on to face Oscar Hernandez, who accounted for Sergio Roitman 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Fourth-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon became the only seeded player to fall in first round action, as Belgian qualifier Christophe Rochus prevailed 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in just under two hours. Rochus converted on both his break point opportunities in the decisive set.

Rochus is making his third ATP main draw appearance this season, but has enjoyed recent success on the Challenger circuit. He has reached the quarterfinals or better in his past six Challenger tournaments, winning two titles in three finals.


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Orange Warsaw Open Tuesday Results and June 11th Order of Play

Orange Warsaw Open Tuesday Results and June 11th Order of Play

Great day for the seeded players at the Orange Warsaw Open.
Siz of the seven seeds that were on action today were able to advance to the next round.
Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna, Roland Garros doubles champions, didn't have the same success here in singles. Pablo Cueva, lost to Nikolay Davydenko, top seed, in 2 sets while Horna was defeated by Guillermo Cañas, 5th seed, in a 3 set fight.

Juan Monaco, 3rd seed, and Tommy Robredo, 2nd seed, also win their matches. Monaco defeated Janowicz, a wildcard, in 2 sets and Robredo got pass Przysiezny also in 2.

The only seed that failed today was Gilles Simon.

Check out all the scores from the Orange Warsaw Open and the order of play for Wednesday.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Singles - First Round
[1] N Davydenko (RUS) d P Cuevas (URU) 63 62
[2] T Robredo (ESP) d [WC] M Przysiezny (POL) 75 62
[3] J Monaco (ARG) d [WC] J Janowicz (POL) 64 63
[Q] C Rochus (BEL) d [4] G Simon (FRA) 61 36 63
[5] G Canas (ARG) d L Horna (PER) 62 67(5) 64
[7] M Granollers (ESP) d [Q] M Mertinak (SVK) 76(2) 64
[8] A Montanes (ESP) d [Q] D Skoch (CZE) 76(4) 64
W Odesnik (USA) d [Q] R Berankis (LTU) 64 63
F Fognini (ITA) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 75 06 64
S Ventura (ESP) d B Pashanski (SRB) 64 62
O Hernandez (ESP) d S Roitman (ARG) 36 64 60

Doubles - First Round
[3] M Mertinak (SVK) / L Zovko (CRO) d J Scherrer (SUI) / R Wassen (NED) 63 63

Orange Warsaw Open Wednesday June 11th Order of Play
Center Court - 11:30am Local time
Evgeny KOROLEV (RUS) vs Potito STARACE (ITA)
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Jiri VANEK (CZE)
Florent SERRA (FRA) vs Juan MONACO (ARG)
Mariusz FYRSTENBERG (POL)/Marcin MATKOWSKI (POL) vs Marcin GAWRON (POL)/Blazej KONIUSZ (POL)

COURT 1
Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP) vs Marcos DANIEL (BRA)
Lucas ARNOLD KER (ARG)/Guillermo CANAS (ARG) vs Jaroslav LEVINSKY (CZE)/David SKOCH (CZE)
Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP)/Santiago VENTURA (ESP) vs Dawid OLEJNICZAK (POL)/Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL)
Carlos BERLOCQ (ARG)/Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)/Yuri SCHUKIN (KAZ)

COURT 4 - 13:00
Oscar HERNANDEZ (ESP)/Albert MONTANES (ESP) vs Michal MERTINAK (SVK)/Lovro ZOVKO (CRO)
Ashley FISHER (AUS)/Jim THOMAS (USA) vs Marcos DANIEL (BRA)/Stephen HUSS (AUS)



Monday, June 9, 2008

No. 6 seed Starace Safely into Orange Warsaw Open Second Round

Potito Starace
No. 6 seed Starace Safely into Orange Warsaw Open Second Round

Sixth-seeded Italian Potito Starace (pictured) booked his place in the second round of the Orange Warsaw Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Polish wild card Dawid Olejniczak on Monday.

World No. 58 Starace, who reached the semifinals in 2005 when the event was held in Sopot, is a three-time quarterfinalist in 2008, reaching the last eight at Buenos Aires (l. to Nalbandian), Acapulco (l. to Nalbandian) and Valencia (l. to Robredo). The 25-year-old Olejniczak, who is ranked a career high No. 195 in the South African Airways ATP Ranking, was playing in his first ATP main draw of the season.


In the second round, Starace will face Russian Evgeny Korolev, the World No. 85, who converted five of 11 break points as he defeated Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-4, 6-2. The 20-year-old, who is making his debut at the event, was a semifinalist in Valencia (l. to Almagro) in April, and also reached the quarterfinals at both Sydney and Las Vegas. Last year's quarterfinalist, No. 72 Hanescu, slips to 4-12 for the season.

World No. 75 Marcos Daniel reached the second round with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Italian Filippo Volandri. The Brazilian fired five aces and could have recorded an even more impressive score line had he converted on more than two of 10 break points.

The 29-year-old, who fell second round to Jurgen Melzer at Roland Garros, was a quarterfinalist in Houston (l. to Granollers) earlier in the season and improves to 7-7 in 2008. Meanwhile World No. 120 Volandri, a semifinalist at the event in 2006 when it was held in Sopot, has now suffered his fourth consecutive first round loss and slips to 9-14 for the season.

Jiri Vanek also progressed to the second round, battling back from a one set deficit to record a 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) victory over Carlos Berlocq, who has now lost first round at 10 consecutive ATP events. The 30-year-old Vanek, who was a quarterfinalist in Estoril (l. to Gremelmayr), is making his sixth appearance at the event and is a two time former quarterfinalist. He now faces either top seed Nikolay Davydenko or Roland Garros doubles champion Pablo Cuevas.

Warsaw debutant Florent Serra was granted a place in the second round when his opponent, Guillermo Coria, was forced to retire with a left wrist after losing the first set 6-3.


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Orange Warsaw Open Monday Results and Tuesday 6/10 Order of Play

Prange Warsaw Open
Orange Warsaw Open Monday Results and Tuesday 6/10 Order of Play

Potito Starace, 6th seed, scored a 2 set win against Olejniczak to begin with the right foot at the Orange Warsaw Open.

Guillermo Coria, who is traying since the begining of the year to comeback had to retired after the first set because of a wrist injury.

Check out all the scores from the Orange Warsaw Open and the order of play for Tuesday.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Singles - First Round
[6] P Starace (ITA) d [WC] D Olejniczak (POL) 62 63
M Daniel (BRA) d F Volandri (ITA) 63 64
E Korolev (RUS) d V Hanescu (ROU) 64 62
J Vanek (CZE) d C Berlocq (ARG) 16 62 76(5)
F Serra (FRA) d G Coria (ARG) 63 ret. (left wrist)

Doubles - First Round
O Hernandez (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) d J Cerretani (USA) / R Hutchins (GBR) 63 61
T Parrott (USA) / F Polasek (SVK) d T Cibulec (CZE) / S Roitman (ARG) 63 63

Orange Warsaw Open Tuesday June 10th Order of Play

CENTER COURT
Matches Start At: 11:30 AM
Luis HORNA (PER) vs Guillermo CAÑAS (ARG)
followed by
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Pablo CUEVAS (URU)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Michal PRZYSIEZNY (POL) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
followed by
Jerzy JANOWICZ (POL) vs Juan MONACO (ARG)

COURT 1
Matches Start At: 11:30 AM
Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) vs Fabio FOGNINI (ITA)
followed by
Santiago VENTURA (ESP) vs Boris PASHANSKI (SBR)
followed by
Albert MONTANES (ESP) vs David SKOCH (CZE)
followed by
Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Christophe ROCHUS (BEL)

COURT 2
Matches Start At: 11:30 AM
Ricardas BERANKIS (LTU) vs Wayne ODESNIK (USA)
followed by
Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP) vs Michal MERTINAK (SVK)
followed by
Oscar HERNANDEZ (ESP) vs Sergio ROITMAN (ARG)
Not Before 4:00 PM
Jean-Claude SCHERRER (SUI)/Rogier WASSEN (NED) vs Michal MERTINAK (SVK)/Lovro ZOVKO (CRO)




Potito Starace advances to second round at Warsaw Open

Potito Starace advances to second round at Warsaw Open

Sixth-seeded Potito Starace defeated Dawid Olejniczak 6-2, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the Warsaw Open.
In another opening-round match in the clay-court tournament, Florent Serra defeated Guillermo Coria when the Argentine withdrew with an injured left wrist after losing the first set 6-3.

Jiri Vanek rallied to beat Carlos Berlocq 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Also winning were Evgeny Korolev and Marcos Daniel.
Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, No. 2 seed and defending champion Tommy Robredo and No. 5 Guillermo Canas all play Tuesday.

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