Also in the second round, 4th seed Albert Ramos fell to Filippo Volandri in straight sets. The Spaniard struggled on his first serve throughout the match and hit 5 double faults. As a result, the first set saw Volandri open up 5 break point chance opportunities, from which he converted one. That was enough to seal the first set 6-4. The second set saw the pair trade breaks before Ramos’ serve again faltered, allowing Volandri to score another break and the win at 6-4, 6-4 in 95 minutes.
7th seed Ernests Gulbis drew a similar fate against Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva. Fresh off a walkover win in the first round, Dutra Silva broke Gulbis once in the first set and twice in the second to win 6-4, 6-4 in just under 80 minutes. Dutra Silva will play Volandri in Thursday’s quarterfinal match.