5th-seeded Sousa out of Rio Open, Cuevas advances

Fifth seed Joao Sousa was eliminated of the Rio Open on Thursday, adding to the list of favorites out of the clay court tournament in Brazil in the early stages

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa was eliminated from the Rio Open on Thursday, adding to the list of favorites knocked out of the clay-court tournament in the early stages.

Norwegian Casper Ruud topped Portugal's Sousa 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the round of 16.

In the quarterfinals, Ruud will face Serbia's Laslo Dere, who eliminated Japan's Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-2.

2016 Rio Open champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay advanced after beating Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero 6-1, 6-4.

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