Beijing - Fifth
seed David Ferrer of Spain and Britain's Kyle Edmund both reached the
quarter-finals of the China Open taking place in Beijing on Wednesday.
In a second round match, Ferrer defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting 81 minutes.
In the opening set a solitary break of serve, in the eight game, was
all Ferrer needed to serve out the next game and claim the set 6-3.
The Spaniard started the second set off perfectly by breaking
Fognini's serve in the opening game and thereafter things went with
serve until Ferrer served out the set and match 6-4 in convincing
fashion to love.
In another second round match, the unseeded Edmund caused an upset
when he defeated Spanish seventh seed Roberto Bautista 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in
over two hours.
The Brit got the only break of serve in the first set in the ninth game to claim the opener 6-4.
Bautista came back in the second to win the set 6-4 after five
service breaks. In the decider, there were three breaks of serve for
Edmund to claim the set and match 6-4 on his sixth match point.
In other results, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov battled past Steve
Johnson 7-5, 6-7(9), 6-4 while Frenchman Adrian Mannarino saw off Albert
Ramos of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Eighth seed Richard Gasquet of France beat Sam Querrey of the US 2-6,
6-3, 6-2 and Tunisia's Malek Jaziri defeated Guido Pella of Argentina
Pablo Carreno of Spain hammered Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-1.