Bellucci, Zverev advance at Swedish Open
BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Sixth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open after defeating wild card entrant Christian Lindell of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, on Wednesday.
Bellucci's victory left 2011 Bastad winner Robin Soderling as the last Swede to have reached the quarterfinals or better in the tournament.
The Brazilian meets 18-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany, who ousted fourth-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4, 6-2, in an 80-minute game to reach his second World Tour quarterfinal.
Argentine Federico Delbonis rallied to beat Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, in two hours. He meets third-seeded defending champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in the second round.
In another first-round contest, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 to line up a match against Spain's Nicolas Almagro.