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Tipsarevic moves on, Roger-Vasselin headed home

9:01 PM, Jul 18, 2013   |    comments
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Bogota, Colombia (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic was a straight-set winner during second round play at the Colombia Open tennis event on Thursday.

Tipsarevic ousted Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium in a 6-4, 7-5 decision on the hard courts at Centro de Alto Rendimiento. The 29-year-old Serbian needed just 1 hour and 21 minutes to capture the win.

He will next face Alejandro Falla, who took care of Australian Matthew Ebden with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 victory.

An upset came when Italian Matteo Viola dismissed fourth-seeded Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 6-3, 7-5.

Meanwhile, promising Canadian Vasek Pospisil outlasted Aussie James Duckworth 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. Pospisil will face Viola on Friday.

The winner of this inaugural $638,000 tournament will earn $115,200.

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