Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday.

The Spaniard's consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent.

Earlier, Pablo Andujar caused the first major upset of the tournament by defeating second-seeded Tomas Berdych.

Andujar, whose hometown is Valencia, downed the Czech player 6-3, 6-2 in 72 minutes, three days after Berdych had won the Stockholm Open, his 10th ATP title.

Third-seeded Andy Murray overcame early problems with his first serve to beat Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-3, with coach Amelie Mauresmo watching from the stands.

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