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By Akshay Kohli
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Top seed and defending champion David Ferrer is on course for his third title of the season when he beat Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil on Wednesday in straight sets to reach the quarter-final of the Valencia Open. Ferrer lost only 6 games during this match and next faces Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who advanced to the next round when his opponent Nicolas Mahut gave him a walk over.
Frenchman Gael Monfils, seeded third for the tournament, beat Pablo Andujar in the second-round 6-2, 7-6(5). Monfils, who won the first set quite convincingly, was given a scare by Andujar in the second set before Monfils wrapped it 7-5 in the second set tie-break.
Sixth seed Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, advanced to the second round when he closed the doors for Russian Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets. Del Potro wasn't let down by his serve and finished the match in an hour and fifteen minutes.When asked about his chances to qualify for the Season Ending Championships in London, Del Potro answered “That is not what I am thinking right now, I have a very sleek chance as compared to those who have a chance to qualify.”
Croat Marin Cilic beat Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4 to step into round 2 where he faces Spanish Marcelo Granollers. The upset of the day was provided by American Alex Bogomolov Jr. when he beat eighth-seed Feliciano Lopez in 3 tightly contested sets. The match went into a final set tie break and lasted for more than 2 hours with Bogomolov Jr. gaining the upper hand.
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