Top-seeded Lopez into semifinals in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain defeated No. 7 Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the clay-court tournament.

In other matches, No. 6 Thomas Bellucci of Brazil beat Spain's Albert Montanes 6-3, 7-6 (6). Bellucci will meet No. 8 Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic in Saturday's semifinals. Estrella Burgos defeated No. 4 Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2.

The Quito event is the first in a month of ATP and WTA clay-court tournaments across Latin America, all pointing toward the French Open in three months.

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