Posted September 16, 2013 on AP on Fox

TOKYO - OCTOBER 09: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia plays a backhand in his match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day five of the Rakuten Open Tennis tournament at Ariake Colosseum on October 9, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open on Monday by rallying to beat fellow Russian Alsan Karatsev 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2. Youzhny, the 2004 champion, won four consecutive games in the second set and broke Karatsev twice in the third. The 20th-ranked Youzhny is looking for his second title this season. He won his ninth career title in Gstaad, Switzerland, in June. Earlier Monday, 17-year-old Russian wild card Karen Khachanov, who is making his debut on the ATP Tour, beat Romanian veteran Victor Hanescu 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4).
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