David Ferrer advances to quarterfinals in Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) David Ferrer of Spain and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas have reached the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.

Second-seeded Ferrer defeated Argentina's Renzo Olivo 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday, and Cuevas beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-2.

Four players reached the quarterfinals on Wednesday: Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, Dominic Thiem of Austria, Nicolas Almagro of Spain, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain faced Juan Monaco of Argentina in a late match Thursday, and Italian Paolo Lorenzi played Diego Schwartzman of Argentina for a place in the final eight.