Ferrer reaches quarterfinals in Buenos Aires
- Associated Press
- February 13, 2014 - 7:20 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Two-time defending champion and top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 7-6 (1) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Copa Claro clay-court tournament.
Ferrer has won 20 times on the ATP tour and is a strong favorite to make it three straight in the Argentine capital.
Fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro also reached the quarterfinals, defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Almagro has won all of his 12 ATP titles on clay — six in Latin America — and could face Ferrer in the semifinals.
Eighth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France joined Almagro and Ferrer in the quarters, defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3).
Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy reached the final eight on Wednesday, as did No. 3 Tommy Robredo of Spain.
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