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Feb 14, 2013 at 10:01pm IST

del Potro reaches ABN AMRO World quarterfinals

Rotterdam: Juan Martin del Potro hit a dozen aces past Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in winning 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach his first quarterfinals of the year at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

The second-seeded Argentine set up a clash against Jarkko Nieminen, who beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 at the Ahoy arena.

Marcos Baghdatis beat fourth-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to also reach the quarterfinals. The unseeded Cypriot saved three break points and broke Gasquet once to take the first set and was rarely troubled in the second set as he moved into a quarterfinal against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

del Potro reaches ABN AMRO World quarterfinals

The second-seeded Argentine set up a clash against Jarkko Nieminen, who beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 at the Ahoy arena.

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