February 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open.

The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires.

Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3.

In the other semifinal on Saturday, Nicolas Almagro of Spain will play Juan Monaco of Argentina.

Almagro upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 6-2, while Monaco beat third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 6-4.

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