ROYAL GUARD OPEN CHILE 2014
Mayer Saves 4 M.P. To Oust Robredo
Viña del Mar, Chile
by ATP Staff|
The 91st-ranked Mayer faced down four match points in the second set tie-break, and capitalised on the lone break point chance of the third set for the 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 victory.
Mayer also defeated former World No. 5 Robredo in their one previous meeting, two years ago at the US Open.
Garcia-Lopez will take a 2-1 FedEx ATP Head2Head advantage into his next match against Colombian Santiago Giraldo, including a second-round victory last month in Auckland. Giraldo edged fourth-seeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers 7-6(7), 7-6(2).
Argentine Horacio Zeballos began his title defence with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Chilean wild card Gonzalo Lama in 61 minutes. Zeballos did not face a break point on serve and converted on three of his seven opportunities.
Zeballos denied Rafael Nadal the triumph in his comeback tournament last year, upsetting the Spaniard in the final to win his first ATP World Tour title.