Thursday, July 17, 2008

Simon sees of Becker

In the third set, the dropped just three points on serve and converted on four of his seven break point chances to wrap up the match in one hour and 45 minutes.

World number 25 Simon has now advanced to the quarter-finals or better at five tournaments this season while also winning in Casablanca in May.

The 23-year-old will next play fifth seeded German Tommy Haas, who beat American John Isner 6-3 6-4.

Haas broke Isner once in each set, and saved all three break point chances faced to seal the win in one hour and 15 minutes to claim his first career win in three attempts.

"I'm really happy about getting that match," said Haas. "It's always very important to have at least one victory against everyone that plays out there, so I'm really pleased with that one."

Former world number two Haas is playing in just his tenth ATP-level tournament since undergoing shoulder surgery last November.

Chile's Paul Capdeville advanced to his first ATP quarter-final of the season after defeating Australian qualifier Joseph Sirianni 6-3 6-4.

The 25-year-old won 78% of his service points during 75 minute contest to post consecutive ATP match wins for the first time since reaching the Washington quarter-finals last summer.

Capdeville, who beat seventh seed and 2005 Indianapolis champion Robby Ginepri in the opening round, will face defending champion Dmitry Tursunov in the next round after the third seeded Russian advanced after American Wayne Odesnik withdrew prior to their match with a back injury.

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