Former champ Gilles Simon loses to Gojowczyk at Moselle Open
METZ, France (AP) — German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk upset two-time former champion Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday.
The 95th-ranked Gojowczyk fired eight aces as he defeated the eighth-seeded Simon in 1 hour and 34 minutes for a place in the quarterfinals.
Seppi sends Delbonis out of inaugural European Open
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — The 100th-ranked Andreas Seppi beat eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the inaugural European Open.
The Italian player next takes on Dutchman Robin Haase, who had an easier time against Paul-Henri Mathieu of France with a 6-4, 6-2 victory.
Also, Inigo Cervantes of Spain beat Germany's Michael Berrer 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Brown reaches 2nd round in Metz, Paire out in straight sets
METZ, France (AP) — Dustin Brown hit 15 aces to dispatch local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2 and reach the second round of the Moselle Open on Tuesday.
Brown, from Germany, converted four of his six break points to set up a meeting with another French player, Julien Benneteau. It will be their first meeting.
Veteran Benneteau upsets 5th-seeded Klizan at Moselle Open
METZ, France (AP) — With his serve clicking throughout, French veteran Julien Benneteau upset fifth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Monday.
Ranked more than 200 places below his opponent, the 34-year-old Benneteau had nine aces, won 87 percent of his first-serve points, 80 percent on second serve, did not face a break point and broke Klizan's serve five times in a one-sided match lasting less than one hour.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber needed three sets Wednesday to overcome Nicolas Kicker for a place in the quarterfinals of the German Open.
Kohlschreiber rallied to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and next plays Renzo Olivo, who defeated Maximo Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4 to reach his first career quarterfinal.
Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas eased past Thiago Monteiro 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight. Cuevas defeated the left-handed Monteiro en route to back-to-back...