Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 29 October 2015 |

Queenslander Bernard Tomic has fallen in three sets in the opening round of the Valencia Open in Spain.

Tomic, the third seed at the ATP 250 event, went down 3-6 6-3 6-4 to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.

The pair battled for almost two hours on the indoor hard courts of the coastal Spanish city before Cuevas sealed victory.

Despite the Australian’s serve normally serving as a trusty weapon, Tomic was out-aced by Cuevas eight to seven.

The world No.33 advances to a quarterfinal meeting with either No.5 seed Benoit Paire or Portugal’s Joao Souza.