NICE, France — Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Martin Klizan of Slovakia won three-setters to reach the second reach of the Open de Nice on Tuesday.
Berlocq, who won the Portugal Open this month, broke for a 5-3 lead in the final set to overcome Julien Benneteau of France 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, while Klizan rallied past Bernard Tomic of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Tomic slammed 11 aces but dropped serve in the final game against Klizan, who won the BMW Open this month in Germany.
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Robin Haase of the Netherlands also advanced. He did not face a break point in his 6-3, 6-2 win over Filippo Volandri of Italy.