Tomas Berdych, Nicolas Almagro make last 8 at Swedish Open

Berdych, the No. 1 seed in the clay-court tournament, easily defeated Argentine Martin Alund 6-3, 6-0. It was the Czech's first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

updated: July 12, 2013 14:51 IST
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Bastad, Sweden: Top seeds Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro began the Swedish Open by reaching the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Berdych and Almagro received first-round byes, and had contrasting wins.

Almagro, a three-time finalist in Bastad, got off to a rough start against fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez but rallied to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.

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