Ferrer wins second rounder in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 25 (UPI) — World No. 4 David Ferrer won in straight sets but two other seeded players lost second-round matches Wednesday at the Malaysian Open tennis tournament. 

Ferrer handled Matteo Viola 6-2, 6-3 in just more than an hour. He won about two-thirds of the points on serve and saved four of the six break points he saw. He was able to finish off six of his 13 own break chances. 

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The other two second-round matches Wednesday but ended in upsets with Adrian Mannarino beating No. 3-seed Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 and Federico Delbonis edging past seventh-seeded Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-1). 

Mannarino had a pair of breaks in each set in eliminated Almagro. Delbonis was 6-for-6 in saving break points in a match in which neither player lost his serve. 

Julien Benneteau, the No. 5 seed, stopped Michal Przysiezny 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 as he fired off 14 aces and lost his serve just once in a first-round match. 

The first round was completed Wednesday with sixth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov defeating Rajeev Ram 7-5, 6-0; Marcos Baghdatis topping Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; and Joao Sousa ousting Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-2.


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