Top-seeded Ferrer routs Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-1 in Vienna
VIENNA (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer routed fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-1 at the Erste Bank Open on Thursday to reach his 12th quarterfinal of the season.
Ferrer saved two break points early in the opening set and converted five of eight chances on Garcia-Lopez's serve.
The ninth-ranked Ferrer will next play Fabio Fognini, who downed Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-4.
The eighth-seeded Italian broke Stepanek twice in the opening set und used his only break point at 5-4 in the second to close out the win.
Also, Steve Johnson of the United States defeated Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4 for his third quarterfinal of the year and first since reaching the semifinals in Winston-Salem in August.