Tennis

SA's De Voest ousted

2011-09-28 16:02
Rik de Voest (File)

Kuala Lumpur - Jurgen Melzer advanced to the quarter-finals at the Malaysian Open by beating Rik de Voest of South Africa 6-0, 6-4 Wednesday.

The fourth-seeded Austrian, who had a bye in the first round, broke De Voest's serve four times at the Putra Stadium.

"The first set was one of the best sets I've played all year for sure," Melzer said. "I'm feeling really good here. Hopefully it can continue."

Seventh-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia reached his third quarter-final of the season by defeating Belgian wild card David Goffin 6-3, 6-3.

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus also advanced, beating Somdev Devvarman of India 7-5, 6-4.

Earlier, Flavio Cipolla of Italy defeated Australian teenager Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-2 and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan beat Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 6-2.

The 96th-ranked Cipolla saved five of six break points to beat the Wimbledon quarter-finalist. The 18-year-old Tomic became the youngest player since 1986 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year.

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