David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro into Buenos Aires quarterfinals

Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champ David Ferrer and 2011 winner Nicolas Almagro each advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Copa Claro in Argentina.

The top-seeded Ferrer dispatched Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Meanwhile, No. 4 seed Almagro moved on with a comeback 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 decision over fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

Ferrer, a wild card in the Argentina event, will next face Spain's Albert Ramos, who posted a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Italy's Filippo Volandri.

Also advancing Thursday was No. 8 seed Jeremy Chardy of France, who battled to a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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