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By Akshay Kohli
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Top seed and defending champion David Ferrer proved why he is a force to reckon with by beating fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in 2 convincing sets 6-3, 6-2 in just under 90 minutes. Ferrer, gunning for his third title of the season looks really dangerous and looks determined to add this tournament to his silver-ware.
Jo-Wilfired Tsonga,is on a hot streak and is coming in fresh from his 2 title wins. He had his task cut when he was taken to a third set by young Spaniard Javier Marti. Marti was given a wild card due to his performances at the ITF level. With a conversion rate of more than 50%, Tsonga did not give Marti any chance in the final set.
Frenchmen Gael Monfils, ranked 14 in the world has an outside chance to qualify for the London Championships. Monfils lost only 4 games to beat Albert Montanes in straight sets to move into the next round. It took Monfils only an hour to complete this match. Monfils is having a good year, having 4 tour titles this year.
Juan Monaco and Marcel Granollers reached the next round by upsetting seeds Nicolas Almagro and Alexandr Dolgopolov. The common thing being, they both won in straight sets. Juan Monaco beat 4th seed Almagro, whereas Granollers beat 7th seed Dolgopolov. Both Almagro and Dolgopolov severely ruined their chances of reaching the coveted 8 in London, which starts in November.
The tall American Sam Querry also reached the next round when he got past Latvia's Ernest Gulbis 6-3, 6-4. Meanwhile, South African No.1 Kevin Anderson made short work of Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan . Former French Open Champion, Juan Carlos Ferrero had 2 tough sets to grill his way into the 2nd round when he beat Russian Igor Kunitsyn 6-4, 7-6.
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