Paire knocks out top seed Goffin in Swedish Open second round
BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Benoit Paire of France ousted top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 6-2, 6-3 at the Swedish Open on Thursday to reach his first quarterfinals in 15 months.
Paire improved to 2-0 against Goffin, who lost his serve five times.
Next up for Paire will be Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, who saved all five break points he faced against 2010 Bastad champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain in a 6-3, 6-3, victory.
Former two-time champion Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4, to reach his 10th quarterfinals at Bastad, and faces French qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu, who beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-3.
Defending champ Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, with 10 aces and eight double faults, beat Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-0, saving eight of 10 break points.