Benoit Paire has been sidelined with an injury since the Australian Open, where he lost to Robert Bautista Agut.
Benoit Paire has been sidelined with an injury since the Australian Open, where he lost to Robert Bautista Agut.
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CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) - Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain beat third-seeded Benoit Paire of France 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Garcia-Lopez served for the match after breaking Paire for the fifth time, but the Frenchman broke straight back to force a tiebreaker.

Garcia-Lopez prevailed, however, and next faces either qualifier Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain or Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

Also, fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain had nine aces as he rallied to beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in an all-Spanish match, breaking his opponent's serve six times.

He next faces No.6 Federico Delbonis of Argentina, who beat Victor Hanescu 7-6 (5), 6-3, breaking the Romanian player's serve four times.

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