Seeds Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Mikhail Kukushkin Stunned in Casablanca

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 | 0
Upset bug traps Garcia-Lopez in Casablanca (photo: live tennis)

Upset bug traps Garcia-Lopez in Casablanca (photo: live tennis)


The Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca lost its top seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday, after the Spaniard was shown the door by 313th-ranked wildcard entrant in the second round of the tournament.

Little did anybody know about 30-year-old Lamine Ouahab before the match, who arguably played the best tennis of his life to work out a 6-3 6-3 conquest of his 24th-ranked challenger in just one hour and 29 minutes.

Up next, Ouahab is slated to lock horns with Daniel Gimeno-Traver, who pulled off an upset by toppling 7th seed Mikhail Kukushkin, before the latter pulled out of the match while trailing 6-1 4-1.

It was a routine day in the office for 3rd seed Jiri Vesely, who overcame a fiddly first set to wrap up a 7-6 6-3 win over Russian journeyman Mikhail Youzhny.

Meanwhile, Aljaz Bedene made short work of lower-ranked German Arthur De Greef in the battle of qualifiers. The former won a commendable 88 and 79 percent of his first and second-serve points respectively during a 6-2 6-3 rout.

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