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Davydenko loses in first round of Wimbledon for fifth time

Updated: June 24, 2008, 6:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WIMBLEDON, England -- Fourth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko was ousted in the first round of Wimbledon for the fifth time.

Davydenko lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Germany's Benjamin Becker on Tuesday, extending his woeful run on grass at the All England Club.

The 27-year-old Russian has advanced past the first round at Wimbledon only twice in seven trips, including a fourth-round exit last year.

"He played good, but I played very bad," Davydenko said.

The Russian has been at the center ...

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