Davydenko triumphs at BMW Open

Updated: 01 May 2011 23:29 IST

Nikolay Davydenko beat Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his second BMW Open title on Sunday.

Davydenko triumphs at BMW Open
©

Munich:

Nikolay Davydenko beat Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his second BMW Open title on Sunday.

The seventh-seeded Russian also won the Munich tournament in 2004.

Davydenko broke serve for a decisive 2-0 lead in the final set and breezed through for his 21st title.

"I haven't played that well for a long time," Davydenko said. "I think I will have to come back."

The fifth-seeded Mayer was looking for his first title. He also lost to Davydenko in the 2006 final in Sopot, Poland. Davydenko, a former third-ranked player, leads the head-to-head record against Mayer 3-2.

Mayer, the highest-ranked German, is expected to move to No. 30.

Davydenko had to save a pair of break points to serve out the first set. Mayer won the middle set thanks to an early break but could not come back after falling behind in the third, allowing Davydenko to capture his first title of the year.

"Nikolay deserved to win," said Mayer, who had never won a match in three previous appearances on Munich's red clay.

Topics : Tennis Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Andy Roddick Florian Mayer Leander Paes Nikolay Davydenko Marin Cilic Maria Sharapova Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
Related Articles
Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova Falls To Kristina Mladenovic In Semifinals On Doping Comeback
Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova Falls To Kristina Mladenovic In Semifinals On Doping Comeback
Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal One Win Away From 10th Title, Andy Murray Stunned
Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal One Win Away From 10th Title, Andy Murray Stunned
Barcelona Open: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Enter Semi-Finals
Barcelona Open: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Enter Semi-Finals
Show Comments
Advertisement