Ferrero/Ferrer Edge Into Valencia QFs
ATP World Tour 2012 Season - Week 43
by ATP Staff|
Juan Carlos Ferrero isn’t done just yet. Twenty-four hours after he played his final singles match, the Spaniard teamed up with his great friend, David Ferrer, to beat Carlos Berlocq and Alexandr Dolgopolov 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 in 74 minutes on Wednesday at the Valencia Open 500.
Second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares lost 15 of their service points to cruise past Pablo Andujar and Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1 in 76 minutes. But the fourth-seeded pair of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins were upset in their opener by last week's Kremlin Cup finalists, Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek. The Austrian/Slovakian duo rallied to win 4-6, 6-4, 10-5.
Qureshi and Rojer were looking to gain valuable points in the ATP Doubles Team Rankings Race To London, which determines the eight teams that qualify for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. They are currently in sixth position with just two berths up for grabs.
Wimbledon champions Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen defeated Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley 7-6(6), 2-6, 10-5 to win their opener. Marray and Nielsen have already secured their place to the season finale at The O2. Kevin Anderson and Viktor Troicki also advanced in first-round action, dismissing wild card pair Adrien Bossel and Henri Laaksonen 6-2, 6-2.