Juan Monaco defeated Jack Sock in three sets to win the US Men's Clay Court Championships.
Jack Sock knocks out top-seed John Isner, to face Juan Monaco in final of ATP Houston open.
Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq to earn a title clash in Argentina Open. He will face Argentina's Juan Monaco.
The 53rd-ranked Spaniard won his first title since also beating Monaco two years ago in Valencia, Spain. Becoming the first Spanish winner here since Alex Corretja in 2002, Granollers improved to 4-2 in career finals.
Monaco will face Mikhail Youzhny on Friday, in the same half of the draw as Roger Federer. The top-seeded Swiss begins in the clay-court event on Thursday against Daniel Brands of Germany.
Federer, with his world ranking down to fifth for the first time in a decade, has won just one title this season - on the grass of Halle in June.
The Swiss top seed dug deep to claim the third set against
Kubot, the 31-year-old world number 30, defeated French 25th seed Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 while De Schepper, the 26-year-old world number 80, beat Argentine 22nd seed Juan Monaco, 6-4, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4.
Beside Nadal, third-round matches involving seeds including number three Tomas Berdych, number five Milos Raonic and number six Kei Nishikori were all postponed.
Monaco needed just 56 minutes to dispatch American qualifier Ginepri in their first contest in five years. Isner booked his spot with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Ricardas Berankis earlier in the day.
The German veteran was sent tumbling out 6-3 6-3 at the River Oaks Country Club. It was just the second time this year the 35-year-old Haas lost his opening match.
Rafael Nadal will face Argentine Horacio Zeballos in the singles final, while him and his partner Juan Monaco play Italy's Paolo Lorenzi and Potito Starace in doubles.
The former No. 1-ranked Nadal moved easily around the court, showing no signs his left knee was bothering him.
In a warm-up for his singles match on Wednesday, Nadal teamed with Monaco to post a 6-3, 6-2 victory in just 65 minutes over second seeds Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy in the first round of the doubles.
The 20-year old 217-ranked Bhambri had his chances, especially in the first set when he held breakpoints against Haase who himself allowed the Indian to hold serve in the third game after leading 40-0.
Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt knocked out Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Valencia Open on Monday, ending a 10-match losing run against top-10 opponents.
Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Julien Benneteau of France 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open, his fourth title this season.
Sixth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna moved into the men's doubles quarterfinal here at the Cincinnati Masters tennis after receiving a walkover.