Top-seeded David Ferrer defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Open de Nice on Wednesday.
The Spaniard won 96 percent of first serve points, had six aces and didn't face a single breakpoint. He broke Seppi's serve three times.
Ferrer plays fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the quarterfinals, after edging Pere Riba 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Nicolas Almagro of Spain also advanced with a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 win over Carlos Berlocq.
Almagro will play Pablo Andujar, who won 6-3, 6-4 against Julien Benneteau.
Victor Hanescu of Romania and lucky loser Robin Haase of the Netherlands also advanced.