Defending champion David Ferrer defeats Fabio Fognini to reach semifinal in Buenos Aires

Published February 22, 2013

| Associated Press

Defending champion David Ferrer advanced to the semifinals of the Copa Claro clay-court tournament on Friday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Fabio Fognini of Italy.

The top-seeded Ferrer will face fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who beat Julian Reister of Germany 6-3, 6-2.

It could be all-Spanish semifinals.

Second-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain played later against Federico Delbonis of Argentina, and No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was up against Albert Ramos of Spain in the other quarterfinal.

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