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Nikolay Davydenko battled past Florian Mayer to win the BMW Open in Munich 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. “At the beginning I played solid, but then maybe I lost concentration,” explained the Russian, who bagged his first title since winning Doha in January 2010. “My confidence is very high and I just go out there fighting. It was a very important result here” — in reference to his returnto the top 30 –“and I’m just so happy.” So are we. Congrats, Kolya! (His buddy: More info on the huggable BMW 1 Convertible)

Madrid: At the Mutua Madrid Open this week, Davydenko starts with a match against wildcard Marcel Granollers. They play tomorrow. Browse:Madrid Open website.

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