Gstaad: Fourth-seeded Juan Monaco advanced to the Swiss Open quarterfinals, easing past Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday.
Monaco will face Mikhail Youzhny (in pic) on Friday, in the same half of the draw as Roger Federer. The top-seeded Swiss begins in the clay-court event Thursday against Daniel Brands of Germany.
Youzhny, the No. 6 seed, beat his second-round opponent Pablo Andujar, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Another seeded player to advance Wednesday was Feliciano Lopez. The fifth-seeded Spaniard won 6-4, 6-3 against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.
The headline match later pitted Stanislas Wawrinka against Daniel Gimeno-Traver.