Tomas Berdych from Czech Republic returns the ball to Thomas Fabbiano from Italy during the 3rd day of Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Kamran Jebreili
February 24, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the season by beating Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-2, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

Berdych, a two-time Dubai finalist, holds a 22-4 win-loss record at the tournament. He's reached at least the semifinals in four of the last five years.

The fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain pummeled Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-0, 6-1 to reach his fifth quarterfinal of the year.

The 18th-ranked Bautista Agut has won two of his four career titles this year at Auckland, New Zealand, and Sofia, Bulgaria.

The sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain and eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany also advanced to the quarterfinals.

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