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Davydenko in second round at Marseille

Nikolay Davydenko hit nine aces and did not face a single break point as he beat Andreas Beck of Germany 6-1, 7-5 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Open 13.

sports Updated: Feb 22, 2012 01:07 IST

Nikolay Davydenko hit nine aces and did not face a single break point as he beat Andreas Beck of Germany 6-1, 7-5 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Open 13.

Davydenko, a semifinalist at the ABN Amro World Tennis final in Rotterdam last week, broke Beck's serve three times in the match. The Russian next faces fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina for a place in the quarterfinals.

In other first-round matches, Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Albano Olivetti, and Russia's Igor Kunitsyn all advanced in straight sets, while David Goffin of Belgium was up 6-2, 1-0 against Adrian Mannarino when the Frenchman retired.

Select results: Nikolay Davydenko beat Andreas Beck 6-1, 7-5; Igor Kunitsyn beat Roberto Bautista 6-4, 6-4; Nicolas Mahut beat Arnaud Clement 6-3, 6-4; Albano Olivetti beat Matthias Bachinger 6-4, 6-3; David Goffin beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 1-0 (Mannarino retired).