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Sport Monfils, Verdasco advance in Buenos Aires

05:15  14 february  2018
05:15  14 february  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Monfils cruises into last eight in Buenos Aires as seeds fall

  Monfils cruises into last eight in Buenos Aires as seeds fall Frenchman Gael Monfils brushed past Dusan Lajovic to reach the Argentina Open quarter-finals.Gael Monfils cruised into the Argentina Open quarter-finals as seeds Pablo Carreno Busta and Fabio Fognini exited on Thursday.

Pablo Cuevas was the only seed to fall at the Argentina Open, beaten by Frenchman Gael Monfils .

Unseeded at the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires , Monfils was too good for Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-4 in their first-round clash. The Frenchman converted all three of his break points against the seventh seed to advance after just 65 minutes. Verdasco , the eighth seed at the clay-court event

Monfils-Cropped: French tennis player Gael Monfils © Provided by Omnisport French tennis player Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils and Fernando Verdasco moved into the Argentina Open second round with straight-sets wins on Tuesday.

Unseeded at the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires, Monfils was too good for Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-4 in their first-round clash.

The Frenchman converted all three of his break points against the seventh seed to advance after just 65 minutes.

Verdasco, the eighth seed at the clay-court event, overcame Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 6-2 7-5.

The only other seed in action was Diego Schwartzman, who powered past Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 6-3.

Thiem breezes past Monfils to set up Bedene showdown

  Thiem breezes past Monfils to set up Bedene showdown Gael Monfils was no match for Dominic Thiem, who needed only 63 minutes to reach the final in Buenos Aires.Dominic Thiem will take on Aljaz Bedene in the Argentina Open final after easing to a straight-sets victory over Gael Monfils on Saturday.

Unseeded at the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires , Monfils was too good for Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-4 in their first-round clash. The Frenchman converted all three of his break points against the seventh seed to advance after just 65 minutes. Verdasco , the eighth seed at the clay-court event

Unseeded at the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires , Monfils was too good for Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-4 in their first-round clash. The Frenchman converted all three of his break points against the seventh seed to advance after just 65 minutes. Verdasco , the eighth seed at the clay-court event

Fresh off winning his first ATP World Tour title in Ecuador, Roberto Carballes Baena was downed in the first round, beaten 6-2 6-4 by lucky loser Gastao Elias.

Locals Horacio Zeballos and Leonardo Mayer advanced, the former crushing qualifier Marco Cecchinato 6-1 6-4 and the latter battling past Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 6-4.

Meanwhile, Aljaz Bedene needed just 62 minutes to beat Jiri Vesely 6-0 6-3.

Verdasco to meet Schwartzman in Rio Open final .
Fernando Verdasco topped Fabio Fognini Saturday, while Diego Schwartzman overcame Nicolas Jarry in the final four.Fernando Verdasco and Diego Schwartzman won their semi-finals to set up a showdown in the Rio Open decider.

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