• Bangkok - Melzer moves on, De Bakker falls

    9/29/10 10:33 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Bangkok - Melzer moves on, De Bakker falls Third seed Jurgen Melzer is through to the PTT Thailand Open quarterfinal following his straight-set success over Dudi Sela on Thursday. Daniel Brands also moved ahead after upending sixth seed Thiemo De Bakker.

    (3) Jurgen Melzer def. Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4

    World No. 13 Jurgen Melzer earned his third consecutive victory over Dudi Sela Thursday afternoon. The 2009 Bangkok semifinalist needed 76 minutes to secure a second-round win in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. With passage into his 10th ATP World Tour quarterfinal, the 29-year-old Austrian improved his 2010 season record to 42-21.

    Melzer will face either seventh seed Viktor Troicki or Jarkko Nieminen in the next round.

    Daniel Brands def. (6) Thiemo De Bakker 7-6(2), 1-6, 7-6(7)

    Daniel Brands is through to the final eight after upsetting 6th seed Thiemo De Bakker on Thursday. The unseeded German struck 13 aces en route to a 7-6(2), 1-6, 7-6(7) win in two hours and 13 minutes of play. The 23-year-old will mark his first appearance in a tour-level quarterfinal since May of 2009.

    Brands will meet the winner of the second-round clash between compatriot Benjamin Becker and second seed Fernando Verdasco.

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