Ferrer, seeded third, had five aces and no double faults in winning 72 percent of the points on serve en route to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Oscar Hernandez. He faced just two break points in the match.
Also, Raemon Sluiter advanced when Marco Baghdatis retired with Sluiter ahead 4-3 in the first set.
Thursday's quarterfinal schedule has Ferrer meeting Ivan Navarro, Schuettler playing Chardy, Benjamin Becker facing Michael Llodra and Dudi Sela going against Sluiter.
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