David Ferrer is the top-ranked Spaniard, ahead of Rafael Nadal by one spot.
David Ferrer is the top-ranked Spaniard, ahead of Rafael Nadal by one spot.
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Top-seeded David Ferrer outlasted France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin for a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win in the second round of the Portugal Open on Wednesday.

The fourth-ranked Ferrer, who had been given a bye in the first round, edged his unseeded opponent by four breaks to three to finish the match in 1 hour, 49 minutes.

Ferrer will next play Victor Hanescu after the Romanian defeated sixth-seeded Benoit Paire 7-6 (2), 6-4.

In the second round of the women's event, fourth-seeded Carla Suarez defeated Yanina Wickmeyer 6-4, 6-3, while Elena Vesnina beat Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-4.

Kaia Kanepi, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Romina Oprandi also won their matches.

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