Bucharest, Romania (Sports Network) - Top seed Janko Tipsarevic eased into
the quarterfinals at the $535,000 Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis event.
The world No. 10 from Serbia blew past Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-3 on
the red clay at BNR Arenas. Tipsarevic will face Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-
Lopez in Friday's quarters.
Meanwhile, heavy Romanian crowd favorite Victor Hanescu upset fourth-seeded
Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-3 and fifth-seeded German Florian Mayer snuck
past talented Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 6-3. The 2011 champion
Mayer is seeking his second title here in three years.
One other Day-4 second-round result saw Garcia-Lopez overcome Ukrainian
qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The other quarterfinals will pit second-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon against
German Daniel Brands, Mayer versus the 2007 Bucharest runner-up Hanescu and
eighth-seeded Serb Viktor Troicki against Czech Lukas Rosol.
Simon is the reigning Bucharest champion, having beaten Italian Fabio
Fognini in last year's finale. The former top-10 Frenchman also titled
back-to-back here in 2007 and 2008.
This week's champion will collect $96,000.
The Sports Network