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Fabio Fognini reaches quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires; Robredo also into quarters

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy reached the quarterfinals of the Copa Claro Wednesday, defeating Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-2.

Fognini also defeated Mayer on Sunday in the Royal Guard Open final in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Third-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain also got through to the quarterfinals, beating Guido Pella of Argentina 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro, who beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-2, 7-5, advanced to the second round of the clay-court tournament.

Almagro has won 12 ATP titles — all on clay — and six have come on the annual Latin American swing.

Top-seeded David Ferrer plays his second-round match on Thursday.

Fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers was upset by fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-0. Andujar reached the quarterfinals.

Eighth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France advanced to the second round, defeating Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia 6-4, 7-5.

Other unseeded players advancing to the second round included Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine and Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain.

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