Greatest two seeds Pablo Carreno Busta and Richard Gasquet both advanced to the quarter-finals of the Estoril Open in straight sets, on a day that saw Juan Martin Del Potro pull back from the competition. Fifth seed Del Potro hauled out with a specific end goal to set out back to his local Argentina taking after the demise of his granddad.
In the meantime, best seed Carreno Busta asserted his initially disarm comrade Tommy Robredo, a year ago’s beaten finalist winning 7-6 (7-5) 7-5. A rematch of the last takes after for Carreno Busta, with another comrade in Nicolas Almagro lying in hold up after a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of home expectation Gastao Elias.
Gasquet’s arrival from an infected appendix at the Barcelona Open saw him beaten by Yuichi Sugita, however the Frenchman looks great this time around, achieving the last eight with a 6-1 6-4 triumph against Carlos Berlocq.
Kevin Anderson is next up for Gasquet after the South African required three sets to see off qualifier Joao Domingues 5-7 6-3 7-5. At the BMW Open, second seed Roberto Bautista Agut kept away from a stun annihilation to Marius Copil, originating from a set down to beat the Romanian 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.
Copil served for the match at 5-3 in the conclusive set and was two focuses from pulling off the agitated, just for the Spaniard to win four diversions in succession to advance to the quarters. Yannick Hanfmann anticipates Bautista Agut in the last eight after the qualifier dazed eighth seed Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-5.
Third seed Alexander Zverev was a 6-4 6-4 champ over Jeremy Chardy, setting up an all-German quarter-last after Jan-Lennard Struff’s 6-4 7-5 triumph against another comrade in Tommy Haas.