Almagro, Ramos reach Swedish quarters

Second-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain rallied to overcome Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open.

Second-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain rallied to overcome Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open.

Almagro was broken three times in the first set on the red clay before recovering to secure the win in 1 hour, 55 minutes.

Third-seeded Albert Ramos of Spain advanced more easily by beating Kazakhstan's Evgeny Korolev 6-3, 6-3, while sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria ousted Portugal's Federico Gil 6-3, 6-4.

Another Spaniard, Daniel Gimeno-Traver, beat Brazil's Alessandro Giannessi 6-4, 6-3.