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Tennis: Sam Querrey advances at Winston-Salem tournament

Sam Querrey next plays Viktor Troicki of Serbia, who defeated Kyle Edmund of Great Britain 6-3, 7-5. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Winston-Salem, NC, United States Aug 24, 2016, 06.18 AM (IST)

Sam Querrey reached the third round of the ATP Winston-Salem tournament on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

"I don't feel a ton of pressure. I'm just trying to feel good, just trying to play some good matches. The fans are great here. They're really supportive. They get behind the Americans, so that was nice," said American Querrey, who fired 24 aces in Tuesday's match on centre court.

Querrey won 86 per cent of his first-serve points and saved nine of 10 break points. He will now play Viktor Troicki of Serbia, who defeated Kyle Edmund of Great Britain 6-3, 7-5.

Second-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Great Britain's Aljaz Bedene 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Bautista Agut, who has won two hard-court tournaments this year, next faces number 14 seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, who eliminated American Donald Young 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay had an easier time in getting past Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-5, 6-1. Cuevas' next opponent will be 16th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who eliminated Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 7-5.

(With inputs from agencies)

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