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Santiago Giraldo upsets 2nd-seeded Tommy Robredo to reach US Men's Clay Court quarterfinals

Santiago Giraldo upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Giraldo will face Alejandro Gonzalez on Friday at River Oaks Country Club. Gonzalez advanced when fifth-seeded Feliciano Lope retired because of severe allergies. Gonzalez led 6-3, 2-0.

Earlier, Donald Young Jr. beat former champion Juan Monaco 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3. Young will face fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco, a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 winner over Steve Johnson

Jack Sock also won, beating Benjamin Becker 6-4, 6-3. Sock will face the winner of the match between third-seeded Nicolas Almagro and Michael Russell.

On Wednesday, Sam Querrey and Dustin Brown set up a quarterfinal match. Brown beat top-seeded John Isner in three sets.