Martin, Costa, Moya Advance
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) _ Defending champion Todd Martin beat Tommy Robredo, a 16-year old Spaniard, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the rain- delayed third round of the Conte de Godo tournament today.
Martin moved into the quarterfinals to play Alberto Berasategui who beat Franco Squillari of Argentina 6-0, 7-6 (7-1).
Spain’s Albert Costa, winner of last week’s Estoril Open, ousted Chilean Marcelo Rios 6-4, 6-1.
Carlos Moya, taking advantage of Thursday’s rainout to nurse a badly infected thumb, beat fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5,5-7 6-4.
Moya will face another Spaniard, Felix Mantilla, in the quarterfinals after Mantilla beat Renzo Furlan 6-3, 6-0.
Also moving on to the quarterfinals will be Morocco’s Karim Alami who defeated American Vincent Spadea 6-3, 6-3 and will face Costa in the quarter finals.
Spain’s Francisco Clavet defeated Briton Tim Henman 6-1, 6-4 and moved to face Brazil’s Fernando Meligeni, who beat Moroccan Younis el Anayoui 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) 6-1.