Monaco beats third-seeded Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open

by: AP | July 23, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight career titles on outdoor clay courts. (AP Photo)

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday.

Monaco took advantage of Garcia-Lopez's service problems in a match which had nine breaks of serve.

Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight career titles on outdoor clay courts.

He plays Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil, a two-time Gstaad champion, in the quarterfinals.

Bellucci won 6-4, 6-4 against fellow left-hander Federico Delbonis, the fifth-seeded Argentine.

Completing the first-round matches, wild card Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland beat qualifier Gianni Mina of France, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3).

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Djokovic pleased with decision to play Eastbourne, happy with win

Djokovic is playing a grass-court warm-up for the first time since 2010. 

Players, sponsors react to Dan Evans' positive cocaine test

Evans' clothing sponsor, Ellesse, has dropped the 27-year-old world No. 55. 

Is Federer the favorite at Wimbledon, or is that too much to expect?

Despite his Halle title, questions remain on whether his recent break will have an effect.