ATP Tour

Thiem upsets Granollers

2014-07-15 17:39
Dominic Thiem (Getty Images)

Hamburg - Dominic Thiem has fought from 5-2 down in the final set and held off a match point before upsetting the eighth-seeded Marcel Granollers 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Hamburg Open on Tuesday.

The 55th-ranked Austrian saved five of the eight break points he faced and converted three of his 12 chances to defeat the Spaniard in 2 1/2 hours. Granollers, ranked 40 places above Thiem, was granted a first-round bye at the clay-court event.

Thiem is now 2-0 against Granollers after also beating the Spaniard in his native Barcelona in April.

Thiem next plays either Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain or Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, who defeated German wild card Peter Gojowczyk 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.

In other first-round matches, 2012 champion Juan Monaco of Argentina defeated Pere Riba of Spain 6-3, 6-1 and Slovakia's Martin Klizan defeated Dutch player Igor Sijsling 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

Klizan now faces 2011 winner Gilles Simon of France, while Monaco will play Andreas Seppi of Italy, with the winner taking on top-seeded David Ferrer in the third round. The Spaniard, who accepted a wild card to the tournament, rallied to defeat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Third-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain, who won the tournament in 2006, beat compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 7-5 for a third-round clash with the 14th-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal or Lukas Rosol.

Rosol reached the second round when German wild card Julian Reister had to withdraw with the Czech leading 6-4, 2-1.

Poland's Jerzy Janowicz defeated Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0, 7-5 for a second-round clash with the fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. Also, German wild card Alexander Zverev eased past Dutchman Robin Haase 6-0, 6-2 to meet the fifth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny, also given a first-round bye.

Santiago Giraldo of Colombia advanced after defeating Benoit Paire of France 7-6 (6), 6-2 in their second round match.

Results on the second day of the Hamburg ATP tournament on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

First round
Juan Monaco (ARG) bt Pere Riba (ESP) 6-3, 6-1
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-0, 7-5
Alexander Zverev (GER) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-0, 6-2
Martin Klizan (SVK) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Julian Reister (GER) 6-4, 2-1 - withdrew
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) bt Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6-3, 6-2

Second round
David Ferrer (ESP x1) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Santiago Giraldo (COL x11) bt Benot Paire (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2
Tommy Robredo (ESP x3) bt Daniel Gimeno (ESP) 6-2, 7-5
Dominic Thiem (AUT) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP x8) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

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