SAO PAULO Ė Argentinaís Leonardo Mayer defeated Portugalís Gast„o Elias 5-7, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) to advance to the round of 16 of the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo.
Up next for Mayer is countryman Carlos Berlocq, who beat Brazilís Thiago Seyboth 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the last match of the night on Monday.
In other action, Argentinaís Federico Delbonis rolled to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Spainís Roberto Carballes, setting up a showdown with another Spaniard, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who grinded out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Austriaís Gerald Melzer.
Portugalís Jo„o Domingues rallied to beat Argentinaís Renzo Olivo 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5.
Dominguesís next opponent will be Italyís Fabio Fognini, the tournamentís No. 2 seed.
The Brazil Open, an ATP World Tour 250 tournament played on clay, offers $516,205 in prize money.