Ferrer through to ATP's Valencia Open quarterfinals

Oct. 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 3 David Ferrer raced through a 6-2, 6-1 win over Julien Benneteau in second-round play at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.

Ferrer, the tournament defending champion and No. 1 seed, was on the court 61 minutes and won 62 of the 101 points in the match. Ferrer was good on 60 percent of his first serves and won 83 percent -- 25-of-30 -- of the points when his first serve was in.

Benneteau had four break chances but Ferrer foiled them all and cashed in four of his own five opportunities.

Seeded players went 3-for-4 Thursday, with Jeremy Chardy taking out fourth-seeded John Isner to spoil the sweep. Chardy had 17 aces -- along with nine double faults -- and won three-quarters of the points on serve.

No. 3-seeded Nicolas Almagro topped Michal Przysiezny 6-4, 7-5 and fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz was a 6-2, 7-5 winner over Joao Sousa in the other matches involving seeded players.

Jarkko Nieminen beat Alejandro Falla 6-2, 6-3 and Mikhail Youzhny took out Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-3 as the second-round wrapped up.

Ferrer goes against Janowicz and Almagro meets seventh-seeded Fabio Fognini in quarterfinals Friday. Nieminen plays Youzhny and Chardy faces Dmitry Tursunov in the other quarterfinals.

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