Argentine reached the quarter-finals in Quito

Olivo Sets 2R Clash With Sousa In Brazil


Renzo Olivo breaks Inigo Cervantes five times during their first-round match at the Brasil Open.

Argentine reached the quarter-finals in Quito

Argentine Renzo Olivo booked a second-round match-up with fourth seed Joao Sousa at the Brasil Open on Monday. Olivo beat 2016 semi-finalist Inigo Cervantes of Spain 7-6(6), 6-4 in one hour and 53 minutes.

Olivo saved 12 of 16 break points and landed 70 per cent of his first serves to win his Sao Paulo debut. The 24-year-old Olivo, No. 92 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, will face Sousa for the first time.

Olivo's countryman Guido Pella also advanced, hitting 10 aces to prevail against Brazilian wild card Guilherme Clezar 6-2, 6-3. He awaits the winner of Carlos Berlocq and Thiago Monteiro for a place in the quarter-finals.


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Portugal's Gastao Elias ended the hopes of local wild card Orlando Luz 6-2, 7-5. Elias broke three times on his way to setting up a second-round clash with No. 2 seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.

The pair has met once before, also in Sao Paulo. Ramos-Vinolas won that encounter in 2014 in three sets.

In doubles, second seeds Julio Peraltz and Horacio Zeballos won almost 70 per cent of their service points to beat Andres Molteni and Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-3. Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini also moved into the quarter-finals, squeaking past Argentines Federico Delbonis and Maximo Gonzalez 3-6, 6-1, 10-8.


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