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Spanish tennis player Pedro Martínez brilliantly qualified for the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals today by defeating the fourth seed, the Serbian Filip Krajinovic. (6-3 y 6-4)

Daniel Gimeno’s disciple achieved the same direct serves as his rival (7) and, in addition, it was much more successful to the rest. Martinez beat the Serbian, world number 34, in just an hour and a half. Will face in quarters to the seed number 6 of the Moscow tournament, the Croatian Marin Cilic.

In the first round the Spanish, who this year reached the third round in three of the four Grand Slam, he had defeated Argentine Guido Pella. In Moscow, a tournament that distributes more than $ 700,000 in prizes, Martinez is looking for his first ATP title.

Mannarino from la ‘campanada’

The bombshell of the day was starred by the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who accounted for the first seed of the tournament, the great local star, Andrey Rublev. Double merit has that of Mannarino (51st ATP), since he ended up coming back from a duel that was uphill from the beginning: 7-5, 6-7 and 3-6 in 2 hours and 30 minutes of play.

The Frenchman’s rival in the next round will be the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, who beat Argentine Fede Coria 1-6 and 3-6. Coria, number 68 in the world, was surpassed in all facets of the game by veteran Berankis, number 106 in the ranking and who reached the third round at the US Open. The Argentine did not take advantage of any of the four break options available to him and won only eleven points from the rest.