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Fernando Verdasco beats Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 in US Men's Clay Court quarterfinals

  • Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, returns a shot to Donald Young in the first set of their quarterfinals match in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday, April 11, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, returns a shot to Donald Young in the first set of their quarterfinals match in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday, April 11, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Donald Young returns a shot to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, in the first set of their quarterfinals match in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday, April 11, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Donald Young returns a shot to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, in the first set of their quarterfinals match in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday, April 11, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Donald Young returns a shot to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday, April 11, 2014, in Houston. Verdasco won 7-6, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Donald Young returns a shot to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Friday, April 11, 2014, in Houston. Verdasco won 7-6, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.

Verdasco, from Spain, will face Santiago Giraldo in the semifinals Saturday. Giraldo beat Colombian countryman Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4.

In the other quarterfinals Friday, Dustin Brown faced Sam Querrey, and Nicolas Almagro played Jack Sock. Verdasco and the third-seeded Almagro are the only seeded player left in the draw.