Bedene upsets Bautista Agut to reach Hamburg quarterfinals
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Aljaz Bedene advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Open by upsetting third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) on Wednesday.
Bedene will next play eight-seeded Fabio Fognini, who needed three sets to overcome Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
In another upset, sixth-seeded and 2012 Hamburg winner Juan Monaco went out against qualifier Lucas Pouille, 6-1, 7-5.
Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas edged Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (4), 6-4 in a first-round match and Jiri Vesely completed a 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over Andreas Haider-Mauer in a match that had been halted by rain a day earlier.
Vesely will play top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the second round.