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Nieminen, Dimitrov Advance In Stockholm Open

Stockholm, Oct 21: Gael Monfils of France was the only seeded player to progress in a day of upsets in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.Top-seeded Monfils took three sets to beat

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 21, 2011 17:19 IST ]
nieminen dimitrov advance in stockholm open
nieminen dimitrov advance in stockholm open

Stockholm, Oct 21: Gael Monfils of France was the only seeded player to progress in a day of upsets in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.


Top-seeded Monfils took three sets to beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4. Monfils now faces the fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals.

Unseeded Argentine David Nalbandian took the most emphatic victory of the day. He beat seventh-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-1, 6-1 and now goes through to play James Blake, who beat second-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro on Wednesday.

Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 in the second round, while fourth-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela also exited.

Nieminen set himself up for a quarterfinal against Tobias Kamke of Germany, who won his second-round match against countryman Sebastian Rieschick 6-3, 6-1.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat Chela 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 and will play the sixth-seeded Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals.

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