Spaniard Albert Ramos qualified on Thursday for the semifinals of the Kitzbühel tennis tournament (Austria) by beating 6-3 and 6-4 against Jeremy Chardy.
The last meeting between the two, this year in Madrid, had resulted in victory of the French in three sets. Now the Spaniard, who had won the first two duels against the Frenchman, took the retaliation.
Ramos, fourth player in the world in percentage of land victories this year (64.5), scored the first set 6-3 in 40 minutes and took a little longer to win the second, 6-4.
The 31-year-old from Barcelona has 21 land victories this year, the same as the best of the season on this surface, Rafael Nadal and the Italian Guido Pella.
For the second consecutive week, Ramos will be in the semifinals of an ATP tournament. The Norwegian Casper Ruud is waiting for him, who won the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-3 and 7-6.