Stebe stuns Davydenko in Hamburg

Wed, 20 Jul 17:05:00 2011

Unknown 20-year-old Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany knocked 11th seed Nikolai Davydenko out of ATP Hamburg.

- Stebe stuns Davydenko

The Russian struggled to get going as world number 168 Stebe took the first set, and though Davydenko pushed the home crowd favourite to a tie break in the second set he ended up on the wrong side of a 6-3 7-6(5) scoreline.

Marin Cilic was forced to work hard for his victory in his second-round match at ATP Hamburg.

The Croatian came through a comfortable first set against German veteran Bastian Knittel, but lost the second on a tie-break and had to scrap his way through a decider before wrapping up a 6-3 6-7 6-4 victory.

Austria's world number 12 Jurgen Melzer also came through a battle against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver, but turned on the style on the final set to win 6-3 5-7 6-1.

Top seed Gael Monfils of France cruised past Spain's Albert Ramos, winning 6-4 6-2, while evergreen veteran Radek Stepanek knocked out Italian 13th seed Andreas Seppi 6-1 7-5.

Former world top 10 player Fernando Verdasco came safely through his clash against fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-2 6-3, while world number 23 Janko Tipsarevic was knocked out by Juan Monaco, the Argentine easing to a 6-2 6-4 win over the Serb.


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