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Cipolla advances on upset in Morocco

April 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 11 (UPI) -- Flavio Cipolla ousted No. 2-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov in a second-round match Wednesday at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.

Cipolla needed just more than a hour to defeat Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-1. He lost just 13 points over his eight service games and didn't face a break point.

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Cipolla dropped 13 points total in the second set when he won 68 percent of the points on serve and 65 percent when receiving.

Igor Andreev knocked off fourth-seeded Denis Istomin 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-2. He controlled the third set, losing three points on serve and finishing off 2-of-3 break-point chances.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez earned a quarterfinal shot at Andreev with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Paul-Henri Mathieu. Garcia-Lopez fought off 3-of-4 break points while breaking Mathieu's serve four times.

Also Wednesday, Benoit Paire outlasted Matthias Bachinger 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-2 in a match that took more than 2 1/2 hours. There were a total of 31 break-point opportunities in the match but Paire was able to finish off two in the third set while not losing his serve.

Paire will go against Cipolla in the quarterfinals.

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