Davydenko, Ferrer claim wins at Hamburg

May 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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HAMBURG, Germany, May 13 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko and David Ferrer claimed second-round wins Tuesday at the $2.95 million Master Series Hamburg tennis tournament in Germany.

Davydenko, seeded fourth, drilled Ivan Ljubicic, 6-4, 6-1, and Ferrer, seeded fifth, defeated Ivo Minar, 6-3, 6-3, to make the tournament round of 16. Ferrer next goes against Fernando Verdasco, who pasted Michael Llodra, 6-2, 6-0, in his second-round match.

In first-round play, 11th-seeded Carlos Moya rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) victory over Julien Benneteau. Also Tuesday, Robin Soderling and Janko Tipsarevic won three-set matches while Jose Acasuso and Potito Starace advanced when their opponents retired.

Acasuso was ahead 5-2 when Kristof Vliegen was forced to stop because of a back problem and Acasuso was up 6-3, 4-2 when Luis Horna reported a calf injury.

Starace draws world No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Wednesday. Also in action Wednesday is top-seeded Roger Federer, who beat Nadal in the finals for the 2007 Hamburg title. It was Federer's fourth Hamburg championship in six years.

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