Youzhny faced one break point in eliminating Melzer, 6-4, 6-4. It was the third consecutive clay-court meeting between the two that Youzhny won. He did it on the receiving end, breaking Melzer's serve three times in 10 games.
Julien Benneteau got past Daniel Koellerer, 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, and Oscar Hernandez defeated Juan Ignacio Chela, 6-4, 6-4, in the other quarterfinal matches.
Youzhny is to go against Garcia-Lopez, who is 0-2 versus Youzhny in his career, and Benneteau meets Hernandez in Friday's semifinals. Benneteau is 2-1 against Hernandez.
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