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Federer, Ferrer win in French fourth round

June 2, 2008 at 6:47 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded, World No. 1 Swiss Roger Federer and World No. 5 Spaniard David Ferrer joined Monday's fourth-round winners at the French Open.

Federer, a two-time French Open runner-up, defeated Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 despite 42 unforced errors. Federer and Benneteau had to wait out an hour-and-a-half rain delay.

Federer, 26, lost to Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the last two finals here. The reigning five-time Wimbledon and four-time U.S. Open champion, Federer needs the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam.

"I hope it's going to go my way this time," Federer said after reaching his 16th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Ferrer struggled before beating Czech Radek Stepanek 4-6, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Earlier Monday, Chilean Fernando Gonzalez eliminated American Robby Ginepri 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-1.

The men's quarterfinals will get under way Tuesday with second-seeded Nadal, a three-time French Open champ, meeting fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, and third-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic playing Latvian Ernests Gulbis.

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