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Davydenko breezes into round three

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41

The Russian former finalist will next meet last week’s surprise Stuttgart winner Jeremy Chardy of France after the 15th seed survived two tight sets to defeat Andreas Beck 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (8/6)

Third seed Robin Soderling also advanced with a 6-3 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 win over Italy’s Fabio Fognini. The Swede will next play Nicolas Almagro in a repeat of last week’s Bastad quarter-final.

Other second-round winners today included sixth seed David Ferrer, who defeated German wild card Florian Mayer 6-3 6-2, and 11th seed Victor Hanescu, a 6-2 6-3 winner over Jan Hernych.

Russian Igor Andreev was the leading seed to fall, a 6-4 6-3 casualty against Julien Benneteau, while Spanish 12th seed Jose Acasuso retired when he trailed 6-1 1-1 to Juan Monaco.

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