Top seed Carreno Busta masters Vilella Martinez in Marbella
Top seed Pablo Carreno Busta reached the quarter-finals of the Andalucia Open in Marbella on Wednesday.
Pablo Carreno Busta got his quest to win a maiden ATP Tour title in his homeland (and fifth overall) under way with a straight-sets defeat of Mario Vilella Martinez in the Andalucia Open.
Top seed Carreno Busta needed an hour and 38 minutes to dispatch his fellow Spaniard 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 in Marbella on Wednesday.
Carreno Busta won 73 per cent of points on his first serve and saved the only two break points he faced to set up a quarter-final against Soonwoo Kwon, who beat Facundo Bagnis 6-1 6-3.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas was another home contender to progress, getting the better of Ricardas Berankis 6-3 4-6 6-3, while Norbert Gombos ousted eighth seed Federico Delbonis 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-1).
Sardegna Open: seeds prevail
There were no surprises in the Sardegna Open, where all three seeds in action moved into the last eight.
Taylor Fritz, the second seed, saw the back of Andrej Martin 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to set up a meeting with Aljaz Bedene, who beat Egor Gerasimov 6-4 7-6 (7-5).
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Fifth seed Jan-Lennard Struff needed only 81 minutes to defeat qualifier Liam Broady 6-4 6-2, while Nikoloz Basilashvili rallied from a set – and five match points – down to see off Jozef Kovalik 4-6 6-4 7-5.