February 10, 2017

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain defeated countryman Roberto Carballes Baena on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Ecuador Open.

The second-seeded Ramos-Vinolas won 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 and is now the favorite to take the clay-court tournament after top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia was beaten on Thursday by unseeded Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic.

Ramos-Vinolas won last year on clay in Bastad, Sweden, for his only ATP singles title.

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