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Monfils upset by Dutra Silva in 2nd round

2017-07-21 09:13
Gael Monfils (Getty Images)

Umag - Rogerio Dutra Silva upset second-seeded Gael Monfils 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open on Thursday.

The 64th-ranked Brazilian next faces Italian Alessandro Giannessi, after he beat qualifier Kenny De Schepper of France 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Also in the second round, defending champion Fabio Fognini overcame a second-set wobble to win 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 against unseeded Nicolas Kicker of Argentina.

The third-seeded Italian had his serve broken twice set by Kicker in the second set.

In the quarter-finals, Fognini will play lucky loser entry Andrey Rublev of Russia.

Rublev beat last year's finalist Andrej Martin of Slovakia 7-6 (5), 7-5.

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