Basel, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Former top-five star Nikolay
Davydenko upset fourth-seeded Swiss favorite Stanislas Wawrinka in a pair of
tiebreaks Tuesday at the Swiss Indoors tennis event.
The Russian veteran Davydenko dismissed Wawrinka in 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3)
fashion on the indoor hardcourts at St. Jakobshalle.
Sixth-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny avoided an upset by pasting Aussie
Bernard Tomic 6-0, 6-2 on Day 2.
Meanwhile, American comeback kid Brian Baker took out qualifier and Czech
veteran Radek Stepanek in come-from-behind fashion, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, and
South African slugger Kevin Anderson topped Finn Jarkko Nieminen 7-6 (7-4),
6-3. Nieminen was a Basel runner-up in 2007.
Additional opening-round wins came for Aussie Matthew Ebden and Swiss wild
card Marco Chiudinelli.
The 2012 winner of this $1.84 million event will earn $440,000.
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