5-7, 6-4, 7-5 win! It shouldn't have been this close though.
In the quarter-finals, he will play No. 3 seed Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil, who prevailed against Chilean Paul Capdeville 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in a two-hour, 54-minute battle.
Bellucci jumped out to a 4-2 lead to start the match, but dropped serve at 4-3 and 5-6 to lose the opening set. He assumed a commanding 5-1 advantage in the next set, and though Capdeville fought back, he succeeded in closing it out 6-4 to keep his title campaign alive.
Capdeville turned the tables with an early break in the third set, but at 3-1, he failed to win his 40-30 and ad-in points as Bellucci returned the match to serve. In a riveting ninth game, Capdeville saved five break points in a game featuring 10 deuces, but he could not replicate his efforts in his next service game. Bellucci broke the Chilean to assume the 6-5 lead, and clinched the victory with an an ace on match point.
QF v. Schwank at 7pm local time. Hope he has enough gas left in his tank.