Melzer advances in Zagreb
Zabreb - Jurgen Melzer of Austria upset fifth-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of Zagreb Indoors tournament.
Melzer was a late entry and had to play in qualifiers, but has lost just nine games in his first two matches. Melzer - a 2010 semi-finalist - served nine aces against Seppi and converted four of his seven break points.
Seventh-seeded Robin Haase from the Netherlands also advanced after rallying to beat Matthias Bachinger from Germany 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3.
In the remaining first-round matches, Slovenian wild card Grega Zemlja beat Croat Antonio Veic 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6); Dudi Sela of Israel defeated Andreas Beck of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain ousted Daviel Evans of Britain 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.