Davydenko, Novak upset
Hamburg, May 10:
Florian Mayer, a German wild card, upset Jiri Novak 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Hamburg Masters Nikolay Davydenko, who won the BMW Open in Munich two weeks ago, went out against Sargis Sargsian, who won 6-2, 6-4. Tommy Haas, making a strong comeback after missing 15 months with a shoulder injury, advanced when Vincent Spadea retired with a thigh muscle injury after losing the first six games. Third-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero withdrew on the eve of the tournament with a wrist injury. The $2.9 million clay-court event is the fifth of nine Masters Series tournaments, one tier below the Grand Slams. It is also a major tuneup for the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year that starts on May 24.
In other matches: Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-4, 6-1; Irakli Labadze of Georgia beat Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 6-0, 3-6, 7-6; Luis Horna of Peru beat Arnaud Clement of France 6-2, 6-3; Fernando Verdasco of Spain beat Guillermo Canas of Argentina 7-6, 7-6; Alberto Martin of Spain beat Hicham Arazi of Morocco 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Olivier Rochus of Belgium beat Paradorn Srichaphan (11) of Thailand 6-3, 6-4; Marat Safin of Russia beat Sebastien Grosjean (8) of France 7-6, 7-5; Tommy Robredo (16) of Spain beat Antony Dupuis of France 6-2, 6-0.