Hanescu rallies past Karlovic into Swiss Open quarterfinals

Updated: July 10, 2008, 2:40 PM ET
Associated Press

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Victor Hanescu reached the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open by rallying past third-seeded Ivo Karlovic 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (11) on Thursday.

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The 27-year-old Romanian, ranked 80th, will face Jeremy Chardy of France in the clay-court event.

Chardy also needed three sets with tiebreaks in his victory over Dominik Meffert of Germany, winning 6-7 (1), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).

Fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia defeated Flavio Cipolla of Italy 6-3, 6-2, and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain advanced when Nicolas Kiefer of Germany withdrew.

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