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Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and Juan Carlos Ferrero led Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Croatia Open tennis tournament at Umag, Croatia. Davydenko, last week's winner at the Hamburg Open, beat Italian Simone Bolelli 7-6 (12-10), 6-1, while Ferrero, a former world No.
Nikolay Davydenko and David Ferrer, the top two seeds, won their first-round matches Wednesday at the Croatia Open in Umag. The top-seeded Davydenko easily beat Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 6-2.
Unseeded Croat Ivan Ljubicic beat eighth-seeded Arnaud Clement in three sets in Monday's opening-round play at the Grand Prix Hassan II. Ljubicic defeated the Frenchman 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 6-4. Two other seeds avoided upsets Monday when No.
Russian Mikhail Youzhny upset fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych during Monday's first-round tennis action at the Open 13 in Marseille, France. Youzhny defeated Berdych 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1. Also Monday, sixth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet pulled out of the draw with a shoulder injury. Eighth-seeded
Scotsman Andy Murray, the No.
Russian Nikolay Davydenko, playing for the first time since early last month, was a first-round winner Monday in Rotterdam. The third-seeded Davydenko beat fellow Russian Igor Andreev 6-3, 6-2 at the $1.86 million ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, after missing the Australian Open because of a heel injury. In other opening round action, Russian Mikhail Youzhny beat Frenchman Laurent Recouderc 6-4, 6-4; Italian Andreas Seppi beat Dutchman Thiemo De Bakker 6-7 (5-7) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Frenchman...
Defending champion Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked 82nd in the world, surprised third-seeded Ivo Karlovic Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Zagreb Indoors. Stakhovsky, unseeded for this event, defeated the 6-10 Karlovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Croatians Ivo Karlovic and Mario Ancic advanced while top-seeded Russian Igor Andreev was upset Tuesday at the Zagreb Indoors. Croatian qualifier Iva Dodig beat Andreev in 6-1, 6-4, the Russian's second opening-round setback this season. The 6-foot-10 Karlovic, seeded third, defeated German Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 6-4 and 6-foot-5 Ancic, the seventh seed, beat Slovakian qualifier Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5. Karlovic will meet defending Zagreb champion Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second...
Croatians Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic were among Monday's opening-round winners at the Zagreb Indoors. The second-seeded Cilic defeated French veteran Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-3, and former top-10 Ljubicic beat Belgian Christophe Rochus 6-4, 6-1 in the first European even on the 2009 ATP World Tour. Cilic, 20, won a tournament in Chennai last month.
World No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko suffered continued problems at Wimbledon, dropping a first-round match in straight sets Tuesday at The Championships. Second-seeded Rafael Nadal, No. 6 Andy Roddick, No.