Top-seeded Tipsarevic through in Bucharest

by: AP April 25, 2013

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic advanced to the quarterfinals of the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on Thursday.

Tipsarevic dropped serve just once and saved eight of the nine break points he faced, while breaking Giraldo four times.

"I don't think it was an easy game, despite the score," Tipsarevic said.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain will face Tipsarevic after defeating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Also, Romania's Victor Hanescu topped fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-4, 6-3 without losing his serve, and No. 5 Florian Mayer defeated David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-3. Hanescu will play Mayer on Friday.

The other quarterfinals feature defending champion Gilles Simon playing Daniel Brands, and eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki against Lukas Rosol.

More Stories

Kristyna Pliskova overcomes Nao Hibino to win first title in Tashkent

The world No.100 defeated the defending champion in a thrilling three sets.

In a one-sided battle, Petra Kvitova dismantles Dominika Cibulkova to win Wuhan

This is the Czech's maiden title of 2016.

Angelique Kerber's coach reveals hairy superstition

Though Torben Beltz's beard is short for now, there's no doubt he'll be putting the razor down again in the near future.