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Casper Ruud seeks his second ATP Tour title in Santiago.

Ruud Marches On In Santiago

Olivo upsets fourth seed on Wednesday

Second seed Casper Ruud faced a vocal crowd and a determined opponent in wild card Alejandro Tabilo, but he held off the home favourite 6-4, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday at the Chile Dove Men+Care Open in Santiago.

A pair of double faults from Tabilo at 5-5 in the second set handed Ruud a break and the Norwegian closed out the win after one hour and 31 minutes. The 21-year-old has now won six of his past seven matches, capturing his maiden ATP Tour title two weeks ago in Buenos Aires (d. Sousa).

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Awaiting him in the last eight is seventh-seeded Argentine Federico Delbonis, who moved past Salvatore Caruso 7-6(1), 6-3. The 29-year-old moved into his first ATP Tour quarter-final since last July in Bastad.

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Sixth seed Hugo Dellien defeated local wild card Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera 6-3, 7-6(2) in their second-round clash. The Bolivian fought off two set points on his serve at 4-5 in the second set before eventually advancing into his first tour-level quarter-final of the year.

Next up for Dellien is Argentine qualifier Renzo Olivo, who saved two match points to upset fourth-seeded Uruguyan Pablo Cuevas 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-6(8). Olivo battled back from 6/7 and 7/8 in the third-set tie-break to prevail in three hours and 24 minutes.

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