Nieminen, Dimitrov advance in Stockholm Open

Updated: 21 October 2011 12:29 IST

Gael Monfils of France was the only seeded player to progress in a day of upsets in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.

Stockholm :

Gael Monfils of France was the only seeded player to progress in a day of upsets in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.

Top-seeded Monfils took three sets to beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4. Monfils now faces the fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals.

Unseeded Argentine David Nalbandian took the most emphatic victory of the day. He beat seventh-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-1, 6-1 and now goes through to play James Blake, who beat second-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro on Wednesday.

Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 in the second round, while fourth-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela also exited.

Nieminen set himself up for a quarterfinal against Tobias Kamke of Germany, who won his second-round match against countryman Sebastian Rieschick 6-3, 6-1.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat Chela 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 and will play the sixth-seeded Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals.

Topics : Gael Monfils Tennis Jarkko Nieminen Grigor Dimitrov
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