David Ferrer reaches quarterfinals
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Two-time defending champion and top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 7-6 (1) on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Copa Claro clay-court tournament.
Ferrer has won 20 times on the ATP tour and is a strong favorite to make it three straight in the Argentine capital.
Almagro has won all of his 12 ATP titles on clay -- six in Latin America -- and could face Ferrer in the semifinals.
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