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Garcia-Lopez wins in upset at ATP stop in Romania

April 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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BUCHAREST, Romania, April 23 (UPI) -- Guillermo Garcia-Lopez posted a three-set upset win Tuesday in a first-round match at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis tournament in Romania.

Garcia-Lopez rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over seventh-seeded Horacio Zeballos. Garcia Lopez dropped serve twice in the first set but didn't allow Zeballos a break-point opportunity in the second and third sets.

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He lost just one point on serve in the third set and took 84 percent of the points while serving in the last two sets.

Fifth-seeded Florian Mayer came away a 6-0, 7-6 (7-1) winner over Flavio Cipolla with five breaks.

Wild-card entrant Gael Monfils advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Filippo Volandri, also recording five breaks while winning more than half (33-32) of the points off Volandri's serve.

Sergiy Stakhovsky had little trouble in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jaroslav Pospisil in a battle of qualifiers.

Also Tuesday, as the first round was completed, Santiago Giraldo defeated Xavier Malisse, 6-1, 6-2; Victor Hanescu stopped Matthias Bachinger 6-4, 6-4; Tobias Kamke beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3; Lukas Rosol eliminated Gilles Muller 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; and Jarkko Nieminen slipped past Evgeny Donskoy 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

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