Lopez has had his share of marathon duels, including his epic
2009 Australian Open thriller against Gilles Muller that went four
hours and 22 minutes.
Monday's match lasted 94 minutes, but was a full three-set battle
that saw Lopez recover from a slow start to triumph.
The sixth seeded Spaniard had his service broken twice and fell
behind in the first set, but he would not be broken on his service
for the remainder of the match as he found form and put away
To help his cause, Querrey went backward during a contest that saw
him lose five games on his service and commit four double faults.
In earlier Delray action, Adrian Mannarino topped Jack Sock in
straight sets 6-4 6-2.
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Mannarino had fallen to the American Sock in their two other
matchups this season but broke through in a big way.
Despite Sock's seven aces, the Frenchman was able to pounce on
Sock's second serve attempts and capitalize.
The other results filled out the four qualifying spots in the
32-player field that includes No. 1 seed Tommy Haas of Germany.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Amlan
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