Carreno Busta beats top-seeded Simon to reach Estoril semis

Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain ousted top-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 in the Estoril Open quarterfinals on Friday.

Carreno Busta struck five aces and saved the only two break chances he offered to Simon.

The eighth-seeded Carreno Busta will face another French player in the semifinals after third-seeded Benoit Paire beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Paire saved five of seven break chances, while the fifth-seeded Garcia Lopez committed six double faults.