June 15, 2008 / 3:00 PM / 9 years ago

Davydenko cruises to win at Warsaw Open

WARSAW (Reuters) - Top seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko won the Warsaw Open with a 6-3 6-3 victory over defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain on Sunday.

Nikolay Davydenko of Russia hits a return to Tommy Robredo of Spain during the final of the Orange Warsaw Open tennis tournament in Warsaw, June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

The world number four, who won the Polish event in its previous home of Sopot two years ago, lost his serve just once against the misfiring second seed to claim his third title of the year following victories in Miami and Poertschach, Austria.

“Every game in this match was difficult for me. In the first set I broke him but then he broke me back. I have to say that the last point was lucky for me,” Davydenko told reporters.

“All Spanish players like Nadal and Robredo play a pretty similar game -- not too fast with more topspin -- so I have more time to prepare, but today Robredo put up a good fight,” the 27-year-old Russian added.

Reporting by Piotr Bujnicki; Editing by Padraic Halpin

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