Thursday, July 19, 2012

Almagro and Monaco reach quarterfinals in Hamburg

Almagro and Monaco reach quarterfinals in Hamburg

Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco reached the quarter-finals at the bet-at-home Open - German Tennis Championships 2012.

Almagro scored a 6-4, 6-3 win over Nikolay Davydenko and will next meet Philipp Kohlschreiber.

“It’s going to be a tough one, but now I have nothing to lose,” said Kohlschreiber. “So far I’ve reached my best result here in Hamburg, and I’m very happy about it.”

Kohlschreiber beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 6-2 in 83 minutes.

“I think it was a rough start,” he said. “I made too many unforced errors and he started pretty well. I raised my level, which I’m very happy about, and at the end I think it was very comfortable.”

Monaco advanced after defeating Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 7-6(4), 6-3 in just under two hours.

The Argentine will next play Jeremy Chardy, who beat Julian Reister 7-5, 6-4.

"Very motivate for the victory over Dani... And now relaxing the legs after today game," posted Pico on Facebook with the following picture.