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Ferrer, Henman lose at Rotterdam

Feb. 23, 2006 at 8:14 PM

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- David Ferrer, the No. 3 seed, and Tim Henman Thursday both lost their second-round matches at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Ferrer was beaten by Olivier Rochus, 6-4, 6-4. Henman -- a former top 10 player who reached the finals in this event in 1999, 2000 and 2002 -- lost, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, to qualifier Novak Djokovic.

Sixth-seeded Radek Stepanek trounced Fabrice Santoro, 6-4, 6-1. Qualifier Daniele Bracciali topped Alex Calatrava, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). And Jarkko Nieminen beat Gilles Simon, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1.

Christophe Rochus advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday when Taylor Dent -- who was trailing, 6-7 (7-0), on the first set -- retired with an injury. Arvind Parmar and Nikolay Davydenko also moved into the quarters on Wednesday.

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