Ferrer eases through in Acapulco

Defending champion David Ferrer secured an easy passage though to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Open in Acapulco.

Defending champion David Ferrer secured an easy passage though to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Open in Acapulco.

The Spaniard, a semi-finalist at last month’s Australian Open, made short work of Romanian qualifier Adrian Ungur as he claimed a straight-sets 6-1 6-3 triumph in just 62 minutes.

Sixth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov was a 7-5 6-2 winner over Paul Capdeville while Santiago Gonzalez won the battle of the local wild cards as he saw off Daniel Garza 6-2 7-6 (7/5).

Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo had to come from a set down as he beat Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 4-6 7-5 7-5 in a match lasting over two and a half hours.

Filippo Volandri saw off Frederico Gil 6-1 3-6 6-4 while Lukasz Kubot was a 7-5 6-0 victor against Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo.

The top seed also advanced in the women’s draw as Julia Goerges cruised to a 6-1 6-2 win over Ximena Hermoso.

Spain’s Arantxa Parra Santonja edged a close contest with Sybille Bammer 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/4) and there were also wins for Sorana Cirstea and Pauline Parmentier.

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