Colombian qualifier Alejandro Falla agitated French eighth berry Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to ability the quarter-finals of the ATP Delray Beach International Championships.The 119th-ranked South American opened with a breach and bankrupt out the bout in 77 account with addition breach to win the action of the left-handers and adios 61st-ranked Mannarino from the $442,500 event.
Falla will try to authorize Friday for alone his additional ATP semi-final, his aboriginal back 2007 in Lyon, back he faces US additional berry Mardy Fish, who bare alone 57 account to exhausted Brazil's Ricardo Mello 6-2, 6-1."I acquainted great," Fish said. "I couldn't be happier, obviously, with the way it's gone this week."Fish is the top-ranked amateur on the Florida courts this anniversary afterwards top berry Andy Roddick pulled out due to illness.In the night match, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina ashamed Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-1, 6-1.
Del Potro never offered Gabashvili a breach point adventitious in the 69-minute contest. Gabashvili captivated serve aloof alert -- the additional bold of the additional set and already in the aboriginal set."I had a acceptable night and I feel actual well," Del Potro said. "I played nice tennis again. I anticipate it's a absolute that the bout was abbreviate and I'll accept added time to balance for tomorrow's match."Del Potro will comedy fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals. Anderson calmly defeated Florent Serra of France 6-1 6-4 in the added backward match.