Ernests Gulbis rallied past Marcel Granollers of Spain 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. The Latvian will face top-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany for a place in the quarter-finals.
AP, BASTAD, Sweden
Spain’s Fernando Verdasco and Viktor Troicki of Serbia won in straights sets on Tuesday as they advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open.
Verdasco, who pushed Wimbledon winner Andy Murray to five sets in the quarter-finals of that tournament, hit 12 aces as he eliminated Sweden’s Andreas Vinciguerra 6-4, 7-6 (5/3). Vinciguerra was the last home player remaining in the clay-court ATP tournament in Bastad.
Troicki easily beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-4, 6-2, while Italy’s Filippo Volandri routed Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-2.