Spadea, Santoro advance in Newport

Updated: 13 July 2007 14:12 IST

Former finalist Vince Spadea reached the quarterfinals at the Hall of Fame Championships when he accounted for Paul Capdeville of Chile 6-3, 7-5.

Spadea, Santoro advance in Newport

Newport, Rhode Island:

Former finalist Vince Spadea reached the quarterfinals at the Hall of Fame Championships when he accounted for Paul Capdeville of Chile 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday.

Spadea had his serve broken in the first game, but broke back twice to take control of the first set.

"In grass court tennis, anytime you lose serve the first time it's not a good sign," he said. "But I'm ranked higher and have more experience."

He also struggled with his serve in the second set, having to overcome being broken twice.

"I was able to dictate enough, especially on the big occasions," Spadea said.

Spadea, runner-up in 2005 and the highest remaining seed at No 2, will play Wesley Moodie in the quarters after the South African beat Roko Karanusic of Croatia 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to win successive tour matches for the first time this year.

Fourth-seeded Fabrice Santoro completed the first round by defeating Alexander Peya of Austria 6-4, 6-1 in the French veteran's debut in Newport.

Pakistan qualifier Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi followed his win over top-seeded Mardy Fish by reaching his first career quarterfinals when he outlasted Australian lucky loser Nathan Healey 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 in a second-round match. Qureshi served 14 aces to nine.

Qureshi will play Dick Norman of Belgium, who ousted eighth-seeded Michael Berrer of Germany 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6).

Norman's only previous ATP quarterfinal was 10 years ago in Antwerp on home ground.



Topics : Tennis
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