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Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Brasil Open Friday with a three-set victory over Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and two-time defending champion Nicolas Almagro each logged a second-round victory Thursday to advance at the Brazil Open.
Fourth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France fell in an upset to Argentine lucky loser Martin Alund Wednesday in second-round play at the Brazil Open.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver reached the quarterfinals of the VTR Open Thursday and set up a meeting with former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
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Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal won in his first singles appearance since June, rolling to a second-round victory Wednesday at the VTR Open in Chile.
Second-seeded Roger Federer and No. 3-ranked Andy Murray both rolled to first-round wins Tuesday at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, who met in the 2011 tournament final, each won in straight sets Wednesday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tennis event.
Milos Raonic claimed a tight straight-set win Monday in the first day of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tennis tournament in Spain.