Stars Fall In Valencia
Top seed Nikolay Davydenko was disturbed in the first round of the Open de Tenis in Valencia by Czech Jan Hernych. The combine had part their past two gatherings, with Davydenko dominating the competition the last time in Rotterdam, 6-3, 6-3. However, in a hard battled coordinate, Hernych broke Davydenko’s serve six times, while losing his own particular four times, in the 7-5, 7-5 triumph.
Jan Hernych celebrates disturb.
Three different seeds were disturbed in the opening round. Marat Safin topped fifth seed and protecting champion Igor Andreev 7-6(6), 6-4, in just shy of two hours. Safin has done well in his rebound against kindred Russians, going 3-0.
David Ferrer (3) resigned subsequent to losing the primary set 6-7(1) to qualifier Thierry Ascione, due to back torment. What’s more, Former French Open champion and main residence top pick, Juan Carlos Ferrero (4), went down to qualifier Nicolas Almagro 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4. ¨This was an extraordinary day for me, against an incredible player. He was No. 1 of the world and group top pick,” said Almagro. “I’ve been working truly hard recently and is pleasant to see the outcomes coming. It was an awesome day and that I won’t effortlessly overlook.”
Be that as it may, another French Open champion, Gaston Gaudio, survived the first round, alongside Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. A precarious day for the as of now Nadal-less competition, yet not an entire fiasco.
Blake’s Four Match Skid
At the US Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, James Blake became the second seeded American to lose in the first round. He went down 6-7(2), 6-3, 1-6 to French qualifier Antony Dupuis. In the wake of battling back in the second set, Blake clearly did not have enough left for the third. Maybe his straight sets misfortune to Paul Capdeville in a dead Davis Cup elastic Sunday wore him out.
Frenchman Antony Dupuis.
Blake is the main American to achieve a last in 2006 (2-1 record), and holds the third longest win mark this season (10). However he has dropped his last four matches. While the first of these was a quarterfinal misfortune to Roger Federer in Miami (who can beat Federer?), and the second a hard battled five setter against Fernando Gonzales in Davis Cup (which he could have won), the third misfortune was to a Chilean small time player Sunday, basically in light of the fact that he didn’t consider it important. Negative energy…
A poor begin to the earth court season for the American. The amount he’ll play on the European, or focused dirt, we’ll need to see. On the off chance that earth is Blake’s most noticeably awful surface, and he hasn’t had extraordinary outcomes on grass beforehand, it could be July before he begins including focuses, to enhance his positioning.