Jeremy Chardy beats Christian Garin at VTR Open, Rafael Nadal wins in doubles
Jeremy Chardy came from behind to claim a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Christian Garin in the second round of the VTR Open.
Last Updated: 08/02/13 9:38am
Chardy reached the last eight of the Australian Open last month, his best result at a Grand Slam, but looked on course for a surprise defeat when he lost the first set against his 16-year-old opponent in Vina del Mar.
But the Frenchman hit back to complete the three-set victory in one hour and 43 minutes, setting up a quarter-final clash with sixth seed Paolo Lorenzi, who eased past former world number five Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-4 6-4.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver will face top seed and fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the last eight after a 6-4 6-4 win over compatriot Albert Montanes.
Nadal, meanwhile, advanced to the semi-finals of the doubles competition alongside Argentine Juan Monaco after a 6-2 7-6 (7-4) win over Guillaume Rufin and Filippo Volandri.
It was a day to forget for Volandri, who was also beaten 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-5 by Albert Ramos in the singles. Ramos will next face Horacio Zeballos following his surprise 6-3 6-3 win over fourth seed Pablo Andujar.