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Rio Open: Zapata Miralles moves into last eight

Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 on Thursday evening. He’ll face Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the No 7 seed, in the next round

Bernabe Zapata Miralles Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Panoramic)
Rio Open presented by Claro •Round of 16 • completed
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Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles advanced to the quarter-finals of the Rio Open by winning against Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, the No 4 seed, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening.

Zapata Miralles, ranked No 63, will play Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the No 7 seed, next.

Ahead of his victory, the Spaniard beat Jaume Munar (6-3, 7-5).

Cerundolo, ranked No 33, won against Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) in the previous round of the Brazilian Open.

Rio de Janeiro ATP500, other second-round results (Jockey Club Brasileiro, clay, USD 2.013.940, most recent results first):

  • Laslo Djere vs. Dusan Lajovic
  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Fabio Fognini
  • Juan Pablo Varillas vs. Sebastian Baez
  • Nicolas Jarry vs. Pedro Martinez: thursday
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Daniel Elahi Galan: 6-2, 6-4
  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Thiago Monteiro: 7-5, 7-5
  • Hugo Dellien beat Alex Molcan (9): 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
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