Top-seed Ramos-Vinolas enters Brasil Open quarters

Sao Paulo, March 2 (IANS) Top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain progressed to the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Brasil Open tennis tournament with a straight sets victory over Brazilian Guilherme Clezar.

The World No.22 needed just an hour and 30 minutes to beat the crowd favorite 6-3, 6-4 in the ATP 250 clay-court event here on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Ramos-Vinolas set up a clash with Chilean Nicolas Jarry, who overcame Argentinian Guido Pella 6-7, 6-4, 7-6.

Fourth-seed Gael Monfils of France defeated Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to set up a quarterfinal with Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva, who outclassed Nicolas Kicker of Argentina 6-4, 6-2.

The other quarter-finals will feature Leonardo Mayer of Argentina against Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas and Italian second seed Fabio Fognini against Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.