Klizan, Vesely reach quarters in Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco (SportsNetwork.com) – Seeds Martin Klizan and Jiri
Vesely were among Friday’s quarterfinal winners at the Grand Prix Hassan II
tennis event.

The second-seeded Slovakian Klizan got past former top-10 star Nicolas Almagro
of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), while the Czech 21-year-old No. 3 seed and rising
star Vesely vaulted past British qualifier Aljaz Bedene 6-1, 6-4.

Two other quarters saw Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur upset sixth-seeded Austrian
Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-3, 6-3 and Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver douse
Moroccan wild card Lamine Ouahab 6-4, 6-3 on the clay courts at Complexe Al

Saturday’s semifinals will pit Klizan against the 22-year-old upstart Dzumhur
and Vesely versus Gimeno-Traver.

The 2015 Casablanca champion will earn $87,000.