No. 2 seed Cuevas loses in Buenos Aires 2nd round

Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay grimaces after missing a shot to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg during their men's quarterfinal singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out of the Argentina Open’s second round on Thursday, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Dolgopolov won their only previous tour-level meeting in 2014 in Buenos Aires, and Cuevas had reached the quarterfinals in the last two years.

No. 3-seeded David Ferrer of Spain was also eliminated in the second round, losing to Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. Ferrer won three straight Buenos Aires titles from 2012-14.

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan reached the quarterfinals with a victory on Wednesday.