ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu rallied from a set down Wednesday to collect a second-round win at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Australia.
Local favorite Chris Guccione, a wild-card entry, used a powerful serve to take the first set 4-6 but Mathieu came back and won the next two sets 6-3, 6-4 and escaped with the win. Guccione finished the match with 24 aces.
Mathieu, in the quarterfinals, faces another determined Australian wild-card entrant in Joseph Sirianni, who advanced at the expense of Sam Querrey 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3. It will be Sirianni's first time to reach an ATP tournament quarterfinal.
In other second-round play, Benjamin Becker got past Michael Russell 6-4, 6-4 and Michael Llodra defeated Evgeny Korolev 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Llodra and Becker are paired against each other in Friday's quarters.
The second-round wraps up Thursday with Lleyton Hewitt, who has won his home-town tournament twice, going against Jose Acasuso.