David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo advance to Rio Open quarter-finals

David Ferrer downed Federico Delbonis 7-6, 6-1, while Tommy Robredo beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-1.

updated: February 20, 2014 16:18 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Second-seeded David Ferrer overcame a tough first set to advance to the Rio Open quarterfinals with a 7-6 (2), 6-1 win over Argentina's Federico Delbonis on Wednesday.

Ferrer joins fellow-Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the final eight after the No. 4 seed downed Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-1 in the outdoor clay tournament. Eleven of Robredo's 12 ATP titles have been won on clay.

Ferrer next faces Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci, who came back to claim an upset 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 7 seed Juan Monaco (7), Argentina. Robredo will play another Spaniard, Pablo Andujar who advanced when Martin Klizan of Slovakia withdrew with an injury.

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