Feliciano defeats Pella and prevents the Argentine plenary session

Feliciano lopez prevented full Argentine victories in the day this Thursday at beat Guido Pella, 7-5, 6-7 (4) and 7-6 (3) and qualify for the quarterfinals of the Kitzbuhel tournament (Austria)

Three hours of fighting and 21 direct aces cost the left-hander from Toledo to get rid of Pella, thanks to his greater poise in the two tiebreakers of the match. “Feli” had also imposed on Pella in this same tournament, last season. The victory means he now faces the Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler, 303 in the world, that gave the surprise when defeating the Italian Fabio Fognini, 6-1 and 6-2 in 57 minutes

They are also in the quarterfinals, Diego Schwartzman, who beat Austrian Sebastian Ofner, by 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5, and Federico Delbonis who beat Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, by 7-5 and 6-3. In the quarterfinals there will be a double duel between the Argentines and the Serbs, with Schwartzman taking on Serbian Laslo Djere, and Delbonis against Miomir Kecmanovic.