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Robredo rallies to advance at Estoril Open

Robredo rallies to advance at Estoril Open

Second-seeded Tommy Robredo came back from a set and 3-0 down to beat fellow Spanish Alberto Martin 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2 in the second round of the Estoril Open on Thursday.
"I started playing more aggressively because at the beginning I wasn't in the match," Robredo said. "It's great to win this way because it builds up your confidence."
Robredo will face seventh-seeded Agustin Calleri in the quarterfinals after Calleri advanced when Argentine countryman Juan Martin del Potro retired with a fever while trailing 7-5, 1-0.
Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet reached his fifth quarterfinals this year, beating wild card Frederico Gil of Portugal 6-1, 6-2.
The Frenchman will meet Vince Spadea of the United States, who topped Olivier Patience of France 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to make the last eight on European clay for the first time since the 2004 Rome Masters. In the previous round, Patience knocked out top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko.
In the women's event, 17-year-old Victoria Azarenka of Belarus eliminated second-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-2, 6-2.
Azarenka's first WTA Tour quarterfinals since October will be against Gisela Dulko of Argentina, who beat ninth-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Fifth-seeded Olga Poutchkova of Russia retired with a virus after losing the first seven games to Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden.
Also, Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain topped Nika Ozegovic of Croatia, 6-3, 6-0, and Greta Arn of Germany ousted Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.