ATP Tour

Nieminen outlasts Paire

2014-06-10 18:00
Jarkko Nieminen (AFP)

London - Finland's Jarkko Nieminen has saved three match points before defeating Benoit Paire of France 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) on Tuesday to reach the second round at the Queen's Club grass-court tournament, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

Nieminen surrendered the first four games of the final set and then saved two match points in the ninth game and another in the 12th to force the tiebreaker.

He next faces 12th-seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov, who defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-4.

Tenth-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez needed three sets — and two days — to overcome Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-1 in a match that had been suspended overnight because of rain. His next opponent is four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt.

Other winners included 11th-seeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who outlasted Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Belgium's David Goffin, who beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-2; and seventh-seeded South African Kevin Anderson, who reached the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Britain's Daniel Evans.

Second-seeded Tomas Berdych and fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov were in action later Tuesday.

Results from second day of the ATP Queens tournament on Tuesday:

First round
David Goffin (BEL) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4, 6-2
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x12) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-3, 6-4
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) bt Benot Paire (FRA) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP x10) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bt Bradley Klahn (USA) 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 6-1
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x9) 6-4, 6-4
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-3, 6-7 (9/11), 6-1
Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 7-6 (11/9), 6-3
Vasek Pospisil (CAN x11) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Second round
Kevin Anderson (RSA x7) bt Daniel Evans (GBR) 6-2, 6-3

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Federer races past Muller

2014-10-22 21:11

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!

Entries are open, so what are you waiting for?

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Adventure holidays for your bucket list
Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips
LOL! The 8 stages of marathon running
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.