Almagro, Monaco to meet in Barcelona Open quarters
BARCELONA, Spain -- Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco both managed third-round wins at the Barcelona Open on Thursday before rain forced the postponement of matches.
The two will meet in the quarterfinals after Almagro defeated fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4 on the outdoor red clay. Monaco outlasted Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a long second-set tiebreaker to win 6-0, 7-6 (11).
The rain bumped Rafael Nadal's match against Benoit Paire to Friday.
The showers held off ...
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