INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA
Dimitrov/Rosol Upset Rome Second Seeds
by ATP Staff|
The Bulgarian-Czech duo goes on to battle Croatian Marin Cilic and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico, who were victorious over fifth-seeded Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 6-7(2), 10-8.
Three seeded pairings also advanced on Wednesday. No. 3 Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo reached the last eight in their tournament debut, defeating Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-6 in 99 minutes. Sixth seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic, the 2009 champions, clinched the Match Tie-Break 3-6, 7-6(4), 14-12 over Kevin Anderson and Jurgen Melzer to secure their quarter-final berth.
In the final first-round match of the tournament, Robin Haase and Feliciano Lopez triumphed over Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-2 to set up a second-round meeting with eighth seeds Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot.