Malisse beats Mayer in Bucharest, Bachinger upsets Troicki

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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.

 

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