Oeiras, Portugal (Sports Network) - Top seed David Ferrer highlighted
Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Portugal Open.
The world No. 4 from Spain handled Romanian veteran Victor Hanescu 6-4, 7-6
(7-2) at this clay-court French Open tune-up.
Ferrer's semifinal opponent on Saturday will be capable third-seeded Italian
Andreas Seppi, who dismissed eighth-seeded 2005 Portugal Open runner-up Tommy
Robredo of Spain 6-4, 6-3.
The other semi will pit second-seeded Swiss slugger Stanislas Wawrinka against
upstart Spanish qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta. Wawrinka beat Portuguese wild
card Gastao Elias 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final four at this event for a second
straight year, while the 21-year-old Carreno-Busta upended fourth-seeded
Italian Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Day 5.
The 2013 Portugal Open winner will collect $96,000.
The Sports Network