Posted February 18, 2014 on AP on Fox

TOKYO - OCTOBER 06: Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France reacts after a point in his match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day two of the Rakuten Open Tennis tournament at Ariake Colosseum on October 6, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France grounded out a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over big-serving Ante Pavic of Croatia in the first round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. Pavic had 23 aces, compared to 13 for Roger-Vasselin, who saved seven of the nine break-point chances he faced. He next plays Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky after he rallied past qualifier Daniel Evans 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Meanwhile, Nikolay Davydenko of Russia had 12 aces as he comfortably beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-4. Davydenko, who reached a career highest ranking of No. 3, next plays second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the defending champion. Tsonga leads 3-2 in their career head-to-heads. Later, fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia was playing Albano Olivetti of France and Germany's Tobias Kamke faced Britain's Kyle Edmund.
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