ATP Tour

Bellucci downs Lopez in Vienna

2014-10-16 19:28
Thomaz Bellucci (Getty)

Vienna - Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil has rallied to beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (9), 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday.

Lopez, who is ranked a career-high 14th after beating Rafael Nadal on his way to the semi-finals in Shanghai last week, saved three set points in the opening set but lost eight straight games from 1-1 in the second.

He also lost the first 13 points of the final set.

Bellucci next plays Viktor Troicki of Serbia, who reached his third quarterfinal since returning from a doping ban in July by defeating the fifth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2.

Also, Benjamin Becker of Germany defeated last year's finalist Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-3.

Results on the fourth day of the ATP Austrian Open on Thursday (x denotes seeded player):

Second round
David Ferrer (ESP) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 7-5, 6-1
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP x3) 6-7 (9/11), 6-1, 6-4
Viktor Troicki (SRB) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE x5) 6-3, 6-2
Benjamin Becker (GER) bt Robin Haase (BED) 6-3, 6-3
Jan-Lennert Struff (GER) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 7-6 (7/1)

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