By James Waterson Photo Credit: Paul Zimmer/MercedesCup
(July 19, 2011) Not even two weeks ago, 20-year-old Cedrik-Marcel Stebe had never won a match on the ATP tour.
Now he has three.
Now you can add one more name to that list: former World No. 1 and 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero.
The 20 year old lost only 17 points on his serve and one service game in the match, which is an impressive accomplishment considering how well Ferrero returned last week.
With today’s win, Stebe set up a rematch against Davydenko in the second round.
Two other German players, 90th-ranked Tobias Kamke and World No. 155 Julian Reister, replayed their success from yesterday by scoring two more upsets.
Another German, 43rd-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber, disrupted Andrey Golubev’s bid to defend his Hamburg title by defeating him 7-5, 6-3. Golubev, ranked No. 46, is now on a six match losing streak.