VALENCIA, Spain – David Ferrer cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos to reach the quarterfinals of the Valencia Open on Thursday.
The top-seeded Ferrer used an effective serve plus four breaks of his 47th-ranked opponent. The fifth-ranked Spaniard will face either Sam Querrey or Nicolas Almagro.
Marcel Granollers rallied past Gilles Simon 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2, the reigning champion's fourth victory in five career meetings.
Granollers will play Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinals after the Ukrainian beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 6-4.
Also, Jurgen Melzer beat Xavier Malisse 7-5, 6-2.