October 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil rallied to beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (9), 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday.

Lopez, who is ranked a career-high 14th after beating Rafael Nadal on his way to the semifinals in Shanghai last week, saved three set points in the opening set but lost eight straight games from 1-1 in the second. He also lost the first 13 points of the final set.

Bellucci next plays Viktor Troicki of Serbia, who reached his third quarterfinal since returning from a doping ban in July by defeating the fifth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2.

Also, Benjamin Becker of Germany defeated last year's finalist Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-3.

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