All the quarterfinal's matches were played this Friday which started has a very rainy day. There was only one match played in the Court Cascais
The first match of the day to be played opposed Pablo Carreno Busta to Nicolas Almagro in a re-edition of last year's final. In one hour and ten minutes, Carreno Busta dispatched Almagro 6-2 6-4 to book a place in the semifinals. It was a very tough match despite the scoreboard.
David Ferrer defeated Ryan Harrison to take the second spot in the semifinals. The Spaniard was very consistent during the whole match and won 6-4 6-0 in one hour and eleven minutes. It's a very good win to David Ferrer who was on a five-match losing streak coming to this tournament. Ferrer and Carreno Busta are going to fight for a ticket to the final.
Kevin Anderson was the third player to guarantee the passport to the semifinals. The South-African had a good start winning the first set 6-4, but soon Richard Gasquet improved the level of tennis. Anderson stayed strong in the third and won the match 6-2 3-6 7-6(4). He will face Gilles Muller.
Gilles Muller had to battle a lot to overcome Taro Daniel. The Luxembourger won 5-7 6-2 6-3 in 1 hour and 56 minutes. He is going to face Kevin Anderson.
Court 3 was used due to the inviability of the Court Cascais. It rained a lot during the night and the court was not in good conditions. The match played here opposed Nicolas Almagro and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to David Marrero and Tommy Robredo. Marrero/Robredo fought hard to get the win 6-4 4-6 10-8 in a not so long match.