Dolgopolov, Mayer move on in Munich

11:34 AM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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Munich, Germany (Sports Network) - Fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov and German crowd favorite Florian Mayer were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the $535,000 BMW Open.

Dolgopolov doused Ukrainian lucky loser Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-2, while the sixth-seeded 2011 Munich runner-up Mayer snuck past Polish qualifier Lukasz Kubot 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 7-5 on the red clay at MTTC Iphitos.

An upset came when Czech veteran and former world No. 8 Radek Stepanek took out seventh-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Youzhny captured this BMW event in 2010 and was the runner-up in 2007 and 2009.

Also on Day 2, Serb Viktor Troicki mauled German qualifier Matthias Bachinger 6-3, 6-2, Slovenian Grega Zemlja drilled Aussie qualifier John Millman 6-2, 6-2, and Latvian Ernests Gulbis erased Finnish veteran and 2003 BMW runner-up Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2. Zemlja is rewarded with a second-round match against top-seeded Serbian star Janko Tipsarevic, while Gulbis will encounter long- time German favorite Tommy Haas, the 2000 runner-up in Munich.

This year's winner will claim $96,000.

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