ATP Tour

Ferrer to face Thiem in Rio Open QF

2016-02-18 22:21
David Ferrer (File)

Rio de Janeiro - Defending champion David Ferrer of Spain advanced to the quarter-finals of the Rio Open with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Spanish countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Ferrer faces young Austrian Dominic Thiem in the last eight, a matchup of one of the most consistent players on clay against a 22-year-old viewed as a star of the next generation.

Thiem defeated the King of Clay — Rafael Nadal — last week in the semi-finals in Buenos Aires en route to winning there. Ferrer has won 26 ATP singles titles — five last season.

Nadal is seeded No. 1 in Rio and played late against another Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.

On the women's side of the ATP-WTA event on Thursday, No. 2 seed Johanna Larsson was upset 6-4, 6-4 by Brazilian qualifier Paula Goncalves.

Read more on:    atp tour  |  rio open  |  david ferrer  |  tennis

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Vote

When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.