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Gastão Elias showed himself to a superior level and defeated the opponent Raul Brancaccio, 24 years old, who is in 336th place in the world hierarchy, by 6-2 and 6-3.
After entering the court determinedly and achieving a 4-0 lead on the scoreboard with two breaks, Elias, 30, closed the first game and kept his ascendant in the second, only falling in the eighth game, after suffering a service break. , who returned immediately, to impose himself on the third match point, in an hour and 26 minutes.
In the semi-finals, the Portuguese player will have as opponent the French Quentin Halys, 219th in the world ranking, who today surpassed the transalpine Francesco Forti, by 7-5 and 6-3.