Ferrer reaches quarterfinals at Open de Nice

Ferrer reaches quarterfinals at Open de Nice

Published May. 18, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Top-seeded David Ferrer easily beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Open de Nice on Wednesday.

The Spaniard dominated, winning 96 percent of first serve points, firing six aces and not facing a single breakpoint. He broke Seppi's serve three times.

Ferrer plays fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the quarterfinals, after he labored to beat Spain's Pere Riba 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

No. 3 Nicolas Almagro of Spain also advanced to the last eight by rallying to a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 win over Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.


Almagro next plays Spain's Pablo Andujar, who won 6-3, 6-4 against Frenchman Julien Benneteau.

Victor Hanescu of Romania and lucky loser Robin Haase of the Netherlands also progressed.



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