- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Third-seeded Federico Delbonis advanced to the semifinals of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Friday by beating Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2.

The Argentine is seeking his second ATP title this month after winning another clay-court tournament, the Grand Prix Hassan II in Morocco.

Delbonis will next face unseeded Lucas Pouille, who rallied to eliminate seventh-seeded Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Defending champion Guillermo Garcia-Lopez also advanced, defeating sixth-seeded Guido Pella 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). The fourth-seeded Spaniard next plays countryman Fernando Verdasco, who defeated Robin Haase 7-6 (6), 6-3.


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