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Przysiezny takes out St. Petersburg top seed

Sept. 19, 2013 at 2:58 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Michal Przysiezny advanced to the St. Petersburg Open quarterfinals in Russia Thursday when top-seed Fabio Fognini injured his right foot.

Przysiezny, No. 112 in the world and looking for his first ATP finals appearance, was up 6-3, 5-3 when Fognini said he couldn't continue. Przysiezny had dropped just eight points over nine games serving and hadn't seen a break point in building his lead.

He'll go against seventh-seeded Lukas Rosol in the quarterfinals. Rosol was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Karen Khachanov as he had five breaks in 10 receiving games.

No. 4-seeded Dmitry Tursunov took out Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3, 6-0, losing one point on serve and seven overall in second set. His next opponent is Joao Souza, who outlasted Sergiy Stakhovsky 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Sixth-seeded Ernests Gulbis defeated Jurgen Zopp 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 and draws Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals. He capped second-proud play with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) win over Evgeny Donskoy.

No. 8-seeded Denis Istomin and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won their second-round matches Wednesday and will square off in the next round.

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