SAN MARINO (AP) _ American Hugo Armando beat sixth-seeded David Sanchez of Spain 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Friday to advance to the semifinals on the San Marino clay-court tournament.

Armando will face Juan Antonio Marin of Costa Rica, a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) winner over Attila Savolt of Hungary.

In the other quarterfinals, Russia's Nikolay Davydenko beat Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3, and seventh-seeded Markus Hipfl of Austria topped Italy's Massimo Dell'Acqua 6-2, 6-3.