Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lorenzi and Cuevas out of Kitzbuehel

Lorenzi and Cuevas out of Kitzbuehel

Paolo Lorenzi, the defending champion and third seed, lost in the second round of the Generali Open.

Lorenzi won the opening set and led 4-2 in the second before going down 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 against Joao Sousa.

Last year at the clay-court event in the Austrian Alps, the Italian became the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event at 34 years, seven months.

Sousa will next play last year's semifinalist Gerald Melzer, who beat Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 7-6.

Pablo Cuevas, the top seed, was upset by Sebastian Ofner 6-3, 2-6, 7-6. It was the fourth straight defeat for the Uruguayan, who had a bye in the opening round.

Ofner, a wild card entrant who replaced the injured Jurgen Melzer, converted his third match point in the tiebreaker.

In his first career quarterfinal he will play Renzo Olivo, who beat Horacio Zeballos 7-6, 6-2.

Fabio Fognini, second seed, became the only seeded player to reach the quarterfinals by defeating Miljan Zekic 6-4, 6-4.

The Italian will face Thomaz Bellucci, who advanced following a 6-4, 7-6 win over Jan-Lennard Struff.

Philipp Kohlschreiber reached his sixth quarterfinal of the season by defeating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3.

The German will take on last year's semifinalist Dusan Lajovic, who beat Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-4.