Gstaad, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Top seed Janko Tipsarevic remained
hot, while defending champion Marcel Granollers suffered a second-round upset
Thursday at the $435,000 Swiss Open Gstaad.
The Serbian Tipsarevic, seeking a second title in two weeks, came from behind
to beat Austrian qualifier Martin Fischer 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 on the clay
courts at Credit Agricole Swiss Arena.
Tipsarevic is fresh off his clay-court title in Stuttgart last week.
Meanwhile, the second-seeded Granollers gave way to Poland's Lukasz Kubot,
6-4, 6-2. Granollers, who was a runner-up in Croatia last week, beat Fernando
Verdasco in last year's all-Spanish Gstaad finale.
Also on Day 4, Czech qualifier Jan Hernych upended seventh-seeded Colombian
Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 and promising Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov
defeated German qualifier Dustin Brown 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-2.
Friday's quarterfinals will pit Tipsarevic against Hernych; fifth-seeded
Spaniard Feliciano Lopez versus Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci; Dimitrov against
Kubot; and oft-injured Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu versus talented Latvian
Ernests Gulbis. Mathieu titled here in 2007, while Bellucci was the Gstaad
winner in 2009. Lopez was a Gstaad runner-up in 2006.
This week's champion will collect $79,000.
The Sports Network