On a day of mixed results in Hamburg, Nikolay Davydenko has continued to work his way back into form after being off the tour for some weeks with a fractured wrist. Nikolay, the defending champion, needed just 58 minutes to defeat Florent Serra in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
Juan Carlos Ferrero also secured a straight sets win in his match over Jan Hajek after recovering from a early service break in the first set. Ferrero will have to play Jarkko Nieminen in the next round.
Tommy Robredo was not so lucky. Robredo has had some average results lately. Although he made the semi’s in Bastad last week, prior to that he hadn’t reached a quarterfinal since Indian Wells, mostly dropping out in the first or second round of events. Today he was beaten 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 by Potito Starace.
Also out of the event is Alexandr Dolgopolov.