Zverev beats Granollers in hard-fought match to reach Nice quarterfinals

by: AP | May 18, 2016

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The German next plays second-seeded Simon, who defeated Fritz, 6-4, 6-4. (AP)

NICE, France (AP) Eighth-seeded Alexander Zverev fought for more than 2 1/2 hours to beat Marcel Granollers and reach the quarterfinals of the Nice Open on Wednesday.

Zverev, who lost to Granollers in three sets at the Monte Carlo Masters earlier this season, converted five of his seven break points in a 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-2 win at the clay-court tournament, a traditional French Open warm-up.

''He's one of the best clay-court players, and he's been playing well,'' Zverev said of his Spanish opponent.

Zverev next plays second-seeded Gilles Simon, who defeated Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-4.

Andreas Seppi also advanced after saving 10 break points as he rallied past Paul-Henri Mathieu 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Seppi next plays top-seeded Dominic Thiem.

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