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Janowicz beats Garcia-Lopez to advance to Stockholm quarters

The Canadian Press

10/16/2013 2:52:26 PM

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Third-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland breezed into the Stockholm Open quarterfinals by beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday.

The Wimbledon semifinalist broke Garcia-Lopez, who struggled with back pains, four times.

Also, sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France defeated Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 6-4, and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland opened his title bid with a win against Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3).

Other first-round winners were Fernando Verdasco of Spain, and Kenny De Schepper of France.