Things did not go well for the seeded players on the third day of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open.
In the opening game, Italian 3rd seed Andreas Seppi played his first match of the tournament against Serbian Laslo Djere. Despite breaking his opponent twice earlier in the game to lead 3-0, Seppi could not be able to maintain his form. Thanks to winning six games in a row, Leslo won the first set 6-3. The game was balanced in the second set, where Seppi won after a tough tie break to force a deciding set. But it was 22 year-old Djere who sealed the deal 6-3 to reach last eight.
Djere will face either Marco Trungelliti or Paolo Lorenzi in the quarter final.
BEDENE’S QUICK FAREWELL
4th seed Aljaz Bedene also took action at Garanti Koza Park on Wednesday. Japanese Taro Daniel outplayed Bedene 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour 20 minutes and continued his good run in Istanbul Open. Daniel, who won his all service games against Bedene, will have a quarter final meeting against Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva.
34 year-old Dutra Silva surpassed 6th seed Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open will be Dutra Silva’s second tour level last eight appearance this year, after Brazil Open.