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Thomaz Bellucci in Brazil quarters

Updated: February 27, 2014, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Wild card Thomaz Bellucci continued to feed off his home crowd Thursday, beating Austria's Andreas Haider-Maurer 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Brazil Open.

Bellucci broke Haider-Maurer's serve early in the third set and held on to close the match in 2 hours, 36 minutes at the Ibirapuera arena.

Bellucci, ranked 108th, will now play Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who upset third-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 6-3.

Fourth-seeded Juan Monaco ...

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