Frederico Silva surprised in the second round in San Benedetto

When he was defeated by the Italian Giovanni Fonio in two sets on Thursday, the Portuguese Frederico Silva was eliminated from the San Benedetto challenger in Italy. The theoretical favorite Silva, ranked 249th in the world, was shocked by Fonio and lost by scores of 6-4 and 6-1 in 1 hour, 34 minutes.

The tennis player, who is ranked 435 on the ATP rankings, will take on his fellow countryman Luciano Darderi in the Italian Challenger quarterfinals.