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No. 2 seed Cuevas loses in Buenos Aires 2nd round

Japan's Kei Nishikori serves against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during an ATP Argentina Open tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Agustin Marcarian)

Japan's Kei Nishikori serves against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during an ATP Argentina Open tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Agustin Marcarian)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out of the Argentina Open's second round on Thursday, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Dolgopolov won their only previous tour-level meeting in 2014 in Buenos Aires, and Cuevas had reached the quarterfinals in the last two years.

No. 3-seeded David Ferrer of Spain was also eliminated in the second round, losing to Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. Ferrer won three straight Buenos Aires titles from 2012-14.

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan reached the quarterfinals with a victory on Wednesday.

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