Almagro, Lapentti advance to semifinals

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Second-seeded Filippo Volandri, fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro and eighth-seeded Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo advanced to the semifinals.

Pelermo:

Second-seeded Filippo Volandri, fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro and eighth-seeded Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo advanced to the semifinals of the clay-court Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia on Friday. Volandri of Italy defeated Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-2. Almagro of Spain beat Argentinian Vassallo Arguello 6-2 6-2, setting up a semifinals clash with Volandri on Saturday. The biggest upset of the day saw unseeded Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador defeat third-seeded Gilles Simon of France 6-0, 6-1. He will play eighth-seeded Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, who beat No. 1 Fernando Verdasco, also of Spain, 6-3, 6-4. (AP)

Topics : Tennis Nicolas Almagro
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