[Yahoo] Pavel struggles, advances in Bucharest (AP)

Rusty Backhand
09-15-2005, 07:46 PM
Third-seeded Andrei Pavel of Romania struggled to reach the quarterfinals of the BCR Open by beating qualifier Oliver Marach of Austria 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Thursday. Pavel will next play Florian Mayer of Germany, who upset eighth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (7). ``It is hard to win in front of your supporters,'' Pavel said.