facebook
twitter
search
search

Top two seeds advance in Buenos Aires

Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro, the top two seeds, both reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Copa Claro.

Not only are Ferrer and Almagro seeded first and second at this event, they have won the last two Copa Claro tournaments.

Ferrer, the defending titleholder, came from behind for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory in the second round over David Nalbandian.

Nalbandian lost in the finals at Sao Paulo last week to Rafael Nadal and was the winner of this tournament five years ago.

Almagro, who fell to Ferrer in the finals of this tournament in 2012, advanced by downing Andrey Kuznetsov 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Other second-round contests Thursday saw No. 3 seed Stanislas Wawrinka down Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 6-4, No. 6 Fabio Fognini dismiss Marco Trungelliti 7-5, 6-2 and No. 8 Albert Ramos win over Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

Tommy Robredo, another former Buenos Aires champion, moved on with a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Sebastian Schwartzman. Julain Reister outlasted Aljaz Bedene 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.

Ferrer will meet Fognini in the quarterfinals while Almagro will take on Federico Delbonis.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall