Belgian Xavier Malisse upset the German second seed and defending champion Florian Mayer at the Nastase Tiriac Tennis Trophy in Bucharest as he ousted him 7-5 4-6 6-4.
With this win, the Belgian got into his first quarterfinals of the season and he will next play Hungarian qualifier Atilla Balazs. The Hungarian booked his place in the last 8 with a 6-3 6-4 win over Italy’s Potito Starace.
Another upset of the day was Matthias Bachinger’s victory over the Serbian 4th seed Viktor Troicki. The German prevailed in three sets 6-3 4-6 7-6 (2) and will face fellow countryman Daniel Brands next, who defeated Jurgen Zopp of Estonia 7-6 (3) 6-3.