Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 08: Janko Tipsarevic (R) of Serbia shakes hands with Florian Mayer of Germany after losing in three sets during day one of the ABN AMBRO World Tennis Tournament on February 8, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Florian Mayer of Germany beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (3), 6-3 Monday to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France. The sixth-seeded Mayer saved seven break points in the first set to force a tiebreaker, then broke for a 3-1 lead in the second. Mayer made his return from a hip injury that forced him to withdraw from the Australian Open. Mayer enjoyed his best season last year, breaking into the top 20 for the first time and beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets at the Shanghai Masters. French wild card Guillaume Rufin and Russian wild card Nikolay Davydenko also advanced. Rufin defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (6). The 209th-ranked Rufin won his first match in the main draw of an ATP tour event since last year's French Open. Davydenko downed Stephane Robert of France 6-2, 6-1 to win his first match this season after first-round losses at the Qatar Open and in Melbourne, Australia. The former top 10 player won more than half of his return points to bre...
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