VALENCIA, Spain — Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil reached the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open by beating Britain's Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday.
Pospisil fired seven aces and broke Bedene on two of six chances. The Canadian saved the only break point he faced.
Next up for Pospisil is either German qualifier Daniel Brands or top seed David Ferrer of Spain.
Also Wednesday, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset third-seeded Bernard Tomic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Cuevas landed just 38 per cent of his first serves in the first set, but saved six of the seven break points he faced in the second and then earned the only break in the decider to clinch the win in one hour 48 minutes.
American Steve Johnson set up a second-round meeting with second-seeded Feliciano Lopez by ousting Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-4.
Johnson broke Klizan in the fourth game of the first set, then rallied from 4-1 down in the second and sealed the win when Klizan netted a forehand return.
The Associated Press