Jaume munar reached the quarterfinals of the Parma tournament, after the abandonment of the French Benoit paire, second favorite, when the Spanish won by 7-5 and 3-1.
The Frenchman, 40 in the ATP ranking, who had beaten Munar in the two previous matches that both had played, left the competition when an hour and a half had elapsed into the confrontation. The Avignon player left the venue upset and without apparent justification.
Munar, finalist this year in Marbella, was placed in the quarterfinals, a stretch that also reached in the tournament of Buenos Aires, his best record after falling in the final of the Malaga event against Pablo Carreño.
The Spanish tennis player will look for his second semifinals of the course in the duel against the Frenchman Richard Gasquet, fifth seed, who previously eliminated Pedro Martinez by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3.
Jaaume Munar is the only survivor from Spain in Parma. The farewell to Pedro Martínez was also joined by Albert Ramos, felled by the Slovak Norbert Gombos (6-3, 6-7 (4) and 6-2), who will have as his rival the winner of the duel between the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, seventh favorite, and the Italian Marco Cecchinato.
In addition, on the day, the German Jan-Lennard Struff, fourth seeded, made progress, who beat the Italian Flavio Cobolli (6-4, 4-6 and 7-6 (2)) and who expects a rival, who will come out of the winner of the duel between the Czech Jiri Vesely and the American Tommy Paul, sixth seed.