facebook
twitter
search
search

Monaco, Verdasco win at ATP stop in Austria

July 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM
| License Photo

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 31 (UPI) -- Highly seeded Juan Monaco and Fernando Verdasco claimed straight-set wins Wednesday in second-round play at the bet-at-home Cup tennis tournament in Austria.

Monaco, who won the event in 2007 and is seeded No. 2 this year, defeated local favorite Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-3, 6-4 while piling up six breaks. Monaco won 56 percent of the points when receiving serve.

Verdasco, the third seed and event runner-up in 2005, took out Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 7-6 (9-7). He also had six breaks on the day.

Dominic Thiem pulled off a 7-5, 6-3 upset of fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer in an all-Austrian match. Thiem took nearly three-quarters of the points on serve and lost serve just once.

Seventh-seeded Albert Montanes claimed a tough 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) decision over Victor Hanescu in a 2 1/2-hour battle.

Also Wednesday, Robin Haase, the defending tournament champion, defeated Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-1 and Daniel Gimeno-Traver stopped Jan Hajek 6-3, 6-3.

The quarterfinals are set, with Monaco meeting Gimeno-Traver and Thiem playing Montanes in the lower half of the bracket. Haase goes against Verdasco and Leonardo Mayer faces eighth-seeded Marcel Granollers.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension
Sale ties record, Chicago White Sox out-duel St. Louis Cardinals