Garcia-Lopez survives late collapse, advances to second round of Estoril Open

by: AP | April 26, 2016

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The 47th-ranked Spaniard next will face French qualifier Robert, who defeated Fabbiano of Italy a day earlier. (AP)

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez survived a late collapse to defeat Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Estoril Open.

Garcia-Lopez served for the match at 5-1 in the second set but allowed Berrer to come back and force the tiebreaker. Garcia-Lopez also squandered a match point at 5-4 before recovering to win the match at the clay-court tournament.

The 47th-ranked Spaniard next will face French qualifier Stephane Robert, who defeated Thomas Fabbiano of Italy a day earlier.

Also, Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil defeated Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 6-1 and Britain's Kyle Edmund beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-3, 7-5.

Taro Daniel of Japan ousted qualifier Steven Diez of Canada 7-5, 6-1.

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