Almagro rallies for win
Bastad, Sweden - Second-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain rallied to overcome Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic 1-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open.
Almagro was broken three times in the first set on the red clay before recovering to secure the win in 1 hour, 55 minutes.
Third-seeded Albert Ramos of Spain advanced more easily by beating Kazakhstan's Evgeny Korolev 6-3, 6-3, while sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria ousted Portugal's Federico Gil 6-3, 6-4.
Another Spaniard, Daniel Gimeno-Traver, beat Brazil's Alessandro Giannessi 6-4, 6-3.
Results on Thursday from the Swedish Open, an ATP tour event on clay at Bastad Tennis Stadium (seedings in parentheses):
Albert Ramos (3), Spain, def. Evgeny Korolev, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-3.
Grigor Dimitrov (6), Bulgaria, def. Frederico Gil, Portugal, 6-3, 6-4.
Nicolas Almagro (2), Spain, def. Ivo Minar, Czech Republic, 1-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, def. Alessandro Giannessi, Brazil, 6-4, 6-3