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.
The Sports Network