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Ferrer Comes Out On Top

Ferrer Comes Out On Top

Ferrer needed two hours and 38 minutes to see off the world No 125 from America 6-0 7-5 4-6 6-3 on Margaret Court Arena.

Ferrer Comes Out On Top

Ferrer will now play Marcos Baghdatis in the third round after the 28th seed beat Tatsuma Ito 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-2.

And it was a good day for the men's seeds in Melbourne, with few shocks.

Mikhail Youzhny, ranked 23, did bow out after fellow Russian Evgeny Donskoy clinched a 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 3-6 6-3, while 20th seed Sam Querrey appeared to be in for a tough time as he lost the first set 7-6 (7-2) before his opponent Brian Baker was forced to retire hurt.

Tomas Berdych, the No 5 seed, registered a routine 6-2 6-2 6-4 over Guillaume Rufin, while 10th-seeded Nicolas Almagro won the all-Spanish affair against Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-4 6-1 6-2.

Stanislas Wawrinka, seeded 15th, was leading 6-3 7-6 (7-4) when Tobias Kamke was forced to retire, while Kei Nishikori wore down Carlos Berlocq to win 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 6-1 .

The No 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz came through an epic encounter with Somdev Devvarman 6-7 (12-10) 3-6 6-1 6-0 7-5, while Jurgen Melzer also needed five sets to beat Roberto Bautista - the 26th seed eventually winning 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 6-7 (7-3) 6-3 6-2.

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