Delbonis defeats Davydenko in Munich

by: AP April 28, 2014

AP Photo

MUNICH (AP) -- Federico Delbonis of Argentina beat two-time champion Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 7-6 (4) Monday to reach the second round of the BMW Open.

The 44th-ranked Delbonis never faced a break point and broke the Russian twice in the first set to take control of the match.

German wild-card entry Dustin Brown also advanced by ousting big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) in a match that saw no breaks of serve and only one break point for each player.

Brown will play top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round.

In Monday's other matches, Alejandro Falla of Colombia defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 6-1, and Marinko Matosevic of Australia advanced when Michal Przysiezny of Poland retired when leading 6-2, 5-6.

More Stories

Eugenie Bouchard hitting with former coach Hogstedt

The pair worked together from the end of 2015 until this year's clay-court swing.

Remembering Sol Schwartz, a pied piper of the tennis community

A player, coach and advocate, Schwartz's dedication to college tennis was unmatched. 

Umpire Lynn Welch helped lay the foundation for her successors

Welch learned how to keep score in Slovak, Greek and Polish during her 22-year career.