ATP Umag 2015: Fabio Fognini and Sousa quarterfinals
The Italian Fabio Fognini (5) and the Portuguese Joao Sousa classified Wednesday to the quarterfinals in the Konzum Croatia Open Umag while the Serbian Dusan Lajovic and Slovenian Blaz Kavcic debuted successfully.
In the course Open in Bogota, Colombia, local hero Alejandro Falla – finalist in 2013 when losing to Ivo Karlovic – lost to Rajeev Ram but youthful Daniel Elahi Galan won the Catalan Pere Riba.
Sousa who had an easy first round against Croatian Local Androic, also went problems facing the third seed of the tournament, the Italian Andreas Seppi and won 6-2 6-2. Despite having given up his serve three times, the Portuguese broke Seppi six times. Fourth, Sousa will face another Italian, Fabio Fognini who had problems especially in the second set to defeat the Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-3 7-5 coming from a 1-4 in the second.
The action will be completed in Umag with two first-round matches. Dusan Lajovic defeated compatriot Laslo Djere double 6-3. Serbian go against the Austrian Dominik Thiem and Blaz Kavcic to beat young Russian Andrei Rublev 7-6 (0) 2-6 6-3.
Meanwhile in Bogota Catalan Pere Riba at the last minute lucky loser he was included in the main draw debut and farewell took losing to the young Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan 7-6 (3) 6-3. But one of the most experienced local players, Alejandro Falla, who was a finalist here in 2013, losing to American Rajeev Ram that comes from campeonar in Newport and is on a roll. The Indian-born won 6-4 3-6 6-3 and will return to see their faces as last week against Adrian Mannarino French.
Elsewhere, Australian Sam Groth (6) overcame Argentine Guido Pella in three sets 7-5 4-6 7-5 and German Michael Berrer the British James Ward 6-4 6-7 (7) 7-5.