Munich, Germany (Sports Network) - Nikolay Davydenko recorded a three-set victory against Florian Mayer in Sunday's final of the $580,000 BMW Open.
The seventh-seeded Davydenko won this tournament for a second time, having also done so in 2004.
The Russian used seven aces and saved 5-of-6 break points to beat the fifth- seeded Mayer -- 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 -- for the title, his first of the year and 21st of his career.
"In finals I just feel stronger, more relaxed, my confidence is very high and I just go out there fighting," Davydenko said.
Mayer was bidding to become the first German to win the Munich championship since Philipp Kohlschreiber in 2007. Mayer fell to 0-4 in ATP finals for his career, and appeared in his first since 2010 in Stockholm.
"Of course I'm a little disappointed losing the final, but I see the positives this week," said Mayer, who added that he'd never won a match in Munich before this year's tournament.
Davydenko has won three of the five lifetime meetings with Mayer, and collected $100,225 for the victory.
05/01 17:18:39 ET