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Devvarman loses

DUBAI: Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the Dubai Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 loss to former Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis.

Injured Nikolay Davydenko had to retire from his second round match against Michael Berrer, after dropping the first set 6-3. Serbian Janko Tipsarevic beat Great Britain's third seed Andy Murray 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4.



Important results: At Dubai (Dubai Open): Second round: Janko Tipsarevic bt Andy Murray 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4; Michael Berrer bt Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 retired; Marin Cilic bt Stefan Koubek 6-2, 7-6(6); Jurgen Melzer bt Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5; Marcos Baghdatis bt Somdev Devvarman 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Novak Djokovic bt Victor Troicki 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

At Delray Beach (Delray Beach International): First round: Ivo Karlovic bt Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 7-6(3); Jeremy Chardy bt Xavier Malisse 6-3, 7-6(5); Mardy Fish bt Christophe Rochus 5-7, 6-3, 3-3 ret.; Daniel Brands bt Sebastien Grosjean 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

At Acapulco (Mexican Open): First round: Men: Fernando Verdasco bt Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-4, 6-0; Fernando Gonzalez bt Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2); David Ferrer bt Potito Starace 6-2, 6-4; Juan-Carlos Ferrero bt Diego Junqueira 6-2, 6-3; Simon Greul bt John Isner 7-6(4), 7-5(6); Nicolas Almagro bt Dudi Sela 6-1, 7-6(0) .

Women: Venus Williams bt Mathilde Johansson 6-2, 6-3; Gisela Dulko bt Lucie Hradecka 6-1, 2-6, 6-1; Catalina Castaño bt Klara Zakopalova 5-7, 6-4, 7-5; Laura Pous Tio bt Patricia Mayr 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

At Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian Open): Second round: Elena Dementieva bt Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 6-3; Alisa Kleybanova bt Alla Kudryavtseva 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4. — Agencies

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