Top seed reaches Moroccan quarterfinals

April 8, 2010 at 9:51 PM

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka had to go three sets Thursday to earn a quarterfinal berth in the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Wawrinka overcame mid-match struggles to defeat Martin Klizan 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 and set up a quarterfinal meeting with Reda El Amrani.


El Amrani, playing in his first ATP tour event of the year, defeated Jan Hajek 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

Another quarterfinal match was set up between No. 3 seed Victor Hanescu and Richard Gasquet.

Hanescu won over Jarkko Nieminen 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and Gasquet was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Andrey Golubev.

The other quarterfinal matches were determined Wednesday. Potito Starace will meet Lukasz Kubot and Florent Serra will take on second-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

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