DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Benjamin Becker overcame a slow start, rallying past sixth-seeded Steve Johnson 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
Becker was down 4-0 in the second set before his comeback.
Eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating qualifier Tatsuma Ito of Japan 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4).
Becker led the first set 5-3 until Johnson broke back and won seven straight games to take a commanding lead. But the 26-year-old Californian, who saved a match point in the third-set tiebreaker of his first-round match against Australian John Millman, suddenly appeared spent, spraying balls and attempting ill-timed drop shots.
Becker, a 34-year-old German, won the next four games and took the tiebreaker when Johnson shanked a forehand on match point.