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Ferrer breezes into China Open quarters

2016-10-05 12:19
David Ferrer (AFP)

Beijing - Fifth seed David Ferrer of Spain and Britain's Kyle Edmund both reached the quarter-finals of the China Open taking place in Beijing on Wednesday.

In a second round match, Ferrer defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting 81 minutes.

In the opening set a solitary break of serve, in the eight game, was all Ferrer needed to serve out the next game and claim the set 6-3.

The Spaniard started the second set off perfectly by breaking Fognini's serve in the opening game and thereafter things went with serve until Ferrer served out the set and match 6-4 in convincing fashion to love.

In another second round match, the unseeded Edmund caused an upset when he defeated Spanish seventh seed Roberto Bautista 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in over two hours.

The Brit got the only break of serve in the first set in the ninth game to claim the opener 6-4.

Bautista came back in the second to win the set 6-4 after five service breaks. In the decider, there were three breaks of serve for Edmund to claim the set and match 6-4 on his sixth match point.

In other results, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov battled past Steve Johnson 7-5, 6-7(9), 6-4 while Frenchman Adrian Mannarino saw off Albert Ramos of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Eighth seed Richard Gasquet of France beat Sam Querrey of the US 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and Tunisia's Malek Jaziri defeated Guido Pella of Argentina 6-4, 6-4.

Pablo Carreno of Spain hammered Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-1.

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