Melzer, Haase advance at Zagreb Indoors

Updated: 01 February 2012 22:18 IST

Jurgen Melzer of Austria upset fifth-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of Zagreb Indoors tournament.

Melzer, Haase advance at Zagreb Indoors

Zagreb:

Jurgen Melzer of Austria upset fifth-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of Zagreb Indoors tournament.

Melzer was a late entry and had to play in qualifiers, but has lost just nine games in his first two matches. Melzer - a 2010 semifinalist - served nine aces against Seppi and converted four of his seven break points.

"I am very happy with the way I played so far," he said. "I needed some matches after an early exit in Melbourne, where I lost in the first round. ... And after many injury problems I had last year now I finally play pain free."

Seventh-seeded Robin Haase from the Netherlands also advanced after rallying to beat Matthias Bachinger from Germany 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3.

In the remaining first-round matches, Slovenian wild card Grega Zemlja beat Croat Antonio Veic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), Dudi Sela of Israel defeated Andreas Beck of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain ousted Daviel Evans of Britain 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.

Topics : Jurgen Melzer Tennis Andreas Seppi Rohan Bopanna Julien Benneteau Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Robin Haase John Isner
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