Top seeds Berdych, Almagro lose in Bastad quarterfinals

by: AP July 12, 2013

BASTAD, Sweden (AP)—Top seeds Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro were knocked out in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

Unseeded Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands beat top-seeded Berdych 7-5, 7-5, while second-seeded Almagro was defeated by Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

Berdych and Almagro were playing their second matches of the clay-court tournament after receiving first-round byes.

In the third quarterfinal upset, fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria defeated third-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 6-2.

Carlos Berlocq of Argentina beat Albert Ramos of Spain 6-3, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against De Bakker.

Verdasco will face Dimitrov in Saturday's other semi.

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