Montanes, Gasquet reach quarters

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, Last Updated: 4:02 PM ET

GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Recent Stuttgart champion Albert Montanes of Spain and former top-10 star Richard Gasquet were among Wednesday's second-round winners at the Swiss Open Gstaad.

The fourth-seeded Montanes, who ran the table in Stuttgart two weeks ago and is a two-time champion on the ATP World Tour this season, came from behind to defeat Austrian qualifier Andreas Haider-Maurer 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, while the seventh-seeded French Gasquet fought back to best German Daniel Brands 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-0 on the clay courts at Roy Emerson Arena. Gasquet was the Gstaad titlist back in 2006.

Montanes and Gasquet will lock horns in a quarterfinal here on Friday.

Meanwhile, last year's Gstaad runner-up, German Andreas Beck, will not be making a return trip to the final after succumbing to Spaniard Daniel Gimeno- Traver 7-5, 6-4 on Day 4. Beck lost to Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, who dropped his first-round match here on Tuesday.

A match between Russian Igor Andreev and Swiss crowd favorite Marco Chiudinelli was suspended because of darkness, with the bout all even at 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-6. Rain had interrupted play earlier in the day.

On Thursday, top seeds Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and Nicolas Almagro of Spain will play their second-rounders, against Swiss wild cards Alexander Sadecky and Michael Lammer, respectively.


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