Estoril, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) – Dutchman Robin Haase upset top seed
Feliciano Lopez of Spain in Wednesday’s second-round action at the inaugural
Estoril Open tennis tournament.
Haase saved two match points and came from behind to surprise Lopez 4-6, 7-6
(7-2), 6-4 on the red clay at Estoril Tennis Club.
“It’s always nice to win, but if it’s a win like that, to beat someone who is
world No. 12, it’s an even better feeling,” said Haase. “I’m just happy with
the way I won the match… It’s been a long time since I’ve won a match with
match points down, so it’s a very nice feeling.”
A milder upset came when unseeded former top-10 Spaniard Nicolas Almagro
doused fourth-seeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
Also on Day 3, fifth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet handled qualifier fellow
countryman Kenny De Schepper 6-2, 6-3 and the nightcap saw seventh-seeded
rising Aussie Nick Kyrgios erase Serb Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-3. Up next for
Gasquet will be Almagro, while Kyrgios’ quarterfinal opponent will be Haase.
In some more second-round action on Thursday, second-seeded South African
Kevin Anderson will face last week’s Bucharest champion Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
of Spain and third-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo will be opposed by his
compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta.