World No. 34 Mikhail Youzhny cruised through his opener at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday, dismissing Spanish wild card Javier Marti 6-3, 6-2 in 75 minutes. The Russian converted five of his six break points and won 70 per cent of points on serve to advance at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament.
Fifth seed Richard Gasquet reached his fourth ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season on Thursday when he defeated World No. 81 Igor Kunitsyn of Russia 6-3, 6-2 in 71 minutes at the Open 13 in Marseille.
Second seed Tomas Berdych hit 10 aces and dropped 12 points on serve to beat fellow Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-2 in 76 minutes on Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. It was his 10th match win of the season.