Top seeds Joao Sousa, Malek Jaziri fall in Brazil Open

Top-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal and second-seeded Malek Jaziri of Tunisia dropped out of the Brazil Open on Thursday

Norway's Casper Ruud beat Sousa 6-3, 6-4, and Serbia's Laslo Djere outlasted Jaziri 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in the quarterfinals of the clay-court tournament.

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