[Yahoo] Davydenko advances to Mercedes quarters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-21-2005, 04:46 PM
Second-seeded Nikolay Davydenko beat Germany's Alexander Waske 7-6 (3), 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup. Davydenko overcome a vocal home crowd backing Waske before firing a second serve ace to end the 90-minute match. Fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo and sixth-seeded Jiri Novak lost, continuing Wednesday's trend when eight of 16 seeds were sent home.