Nikolay Davydenko advances
VALENCIA, Spain -- Nikolay Davydenko beat fifth-seeded Gilles Simon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the Valencia Open.
Davydenko controlled the match at the City of Arts and Sciences despite dropping the second set.
The 36th-ranked Russian rallied in the decisive set with a forehand winner for a break point and 2-1 lead. Davydenko saved a break point through a drop shot in the sixth game before breaking Simon for the fourth time in the match to secure a second ...
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