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Lopez overpowers Lorenzi in Houston

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HOUSTON (AP)

Third-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain served four aces in the tiebreaker to overpower Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday in the second round of the US Men's Clay Court Championships.

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Lopez, ranked No. 15 in the world, played on clay for the first time this year and fell behind 4-1 in the opening set before unleashing his big serve to pull out the set. Lopez had three aces to take a 6-1 lead in the tiebreaker and closed it out with an ace on the fourth match point.

Argentina's Carlos Berlocq also had a second-round win, cruising past Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-1, 6-0.

Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first-round match while Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Ivo Karlovic both lost.

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