Barcelona, Spain (Sports Network) - Former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych
was among Tuesday's second-round winners at the $2.23 million Barcelona Open
The third-seeded Czech Berdych came from behind to beat one-time world No. 3
Nikolay Davydenko, of Russia, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on the red clay at Real Club de
Sixth-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori whipped Spanish qualifier Guillermo Olaso
6-1, 6-3, while eighth-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber outlasted Russian
Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-2) in 2 hours, 32 minutes.
Additionally on Day 2, 10th-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy handled Italian
Paolo Lorenzi 6-2, 6-4 and Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis upended struggling
12th-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4. Verdasco titled here three
In some first-round action, long-time Spanish favorite Tommy Robredo overcame
qualifier and fellow countryman Marc Lopez 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Aussie Bernard
Tomic tackled French qualifier Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Robredo
captured this event in 2004 before Rafael Nadal embarked on a string of five
straight championships. Robredo lost to Nadal in the 2006 finale.
Other first-round wins came for Slovenian Blaz Kavcic, Frenchman Edouard
Roger-Vasselin, Spaniard Albert Ramos and Argentine Carlos Berlocq.
The second round will conclude on Wednesday, including matches for top-seeded
four-time Barcelona runner-up David Ferrer, the second-seeded two-time
reigning champion Nadal and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro. The seven-time
Barcelona champ Nadal, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters
final this past weekend, topped Ferrer in the last two all-Spanish Barcelona
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