Ramos-Viñolas only seeded player to reach Sardegna Open QF

SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, Sardinia (AP) — Albert Ramos-Viñolas became the only seeded player to reach the quarterfinals of the Forte Village Sardegna Open with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Corentin Moutet on Thursday.

The fourth-seeded Ramos-Viñolas of Spain next faces Italian Marco Cecchinato, who beat seventh-seeded Tommy Paul of the United States 7-6 (1), 6-4.

Third-seeded Casper Ruud was also eliminated on Thursday, losing 6-2, 6-1 to Yannick Hanfmann.

Hanfmann will play Lorenzo Musetti in the quarterfinals after the Italian teenager beat compatriot Andrea Pellegrino 6-2, 6-1.

The 18-year-old Musetti made a splash at last month’s Italian Open where he beat former top-five players Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori in succession.

Top-seeded Fabio Fognini withdrew from the tournament Wednesday after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The tournament was installed in the ATP calendar as a one-time only event amid the pandemic.

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