No. 2 seed Pablo Cuevas loses in second round in Buenos Aires

by: AP February 16, 2017

Pablo Cuevas, who lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov, had reached the quarterfinals the last two years. (AP)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out of the Argentina Open's second round on Thursday, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Dolgopolov won their only previous tour-level meeting in 2014 in Buenos Aires, and Cuevas had reached the quarterfinals in the last two years.

No. 3-seeded David Ferrer of Spain was also eliminated in the second round, losing to Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. Ferrer won three straight Buenos Aires titles from 2012-14.

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan reached the quarterfinals with a victory on Wednesday.

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