Ferrer advances in Argentina

Top seed David Ferrer is through to the quarter finals of the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires after a straight-sets victory over Santiago Giraldo.

The world number five overcame the Colombian 6-4 7-6 (7/1) to become the fourth Spaniard through to the last eight.

Nicolas Almagro is also through after he won an all-Spanish encounter with Daniel Gimeno-Traver 1-6 7-5 6-4.

Eighth seed Jeremy Chardy is next up for Almagro after the Frenchman beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7/3).

Albert Ramos added to the Spanish success as he posted a crushing 6-2 6-1 victory over Italian Filippo Volandri, setting up a last-eight tussle with Ferrer.