Ferrer, Almagro reach Buenos Aires semis



BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain beat Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Copa Claro semifinals.

Ferrer next plays David Nalbandian or Carlos Berlocq, with the Argentineans to play later Friday.

Defending champion and second-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain also reached the final four with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Igor Andreev of Russia.

Almagro’s semifinal opponent is No. 6 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who defeated No. 4 Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4, 6-2.