Former World No. 1 Ferrero Returns To Barcelona
Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero came up just short on Monday in his first tour-level match since 2012, falling in doubles with countryman Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 5-7, 10-7 against Marcin Matkowski and Daniel Nestor at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
The 37-year-old Ferrero, who last played in October 2012 in Valencia, was looking to replicate his semi-final doubles run in Valencia, which was his best career doubles result.
Matkowski/Nestor will face Frenchmen Fabrice Martin and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who upset second seeds Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-3. Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya got the better of #NextGenATP player Karen Khachanov and World No. 9 Dominic Thiem, 6-3, 6-3.
In Budapest, third seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah prevailed past Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop 6-3, 6-3. Fourth seeds Brian Baker and Nikola Mektic beat the wild-card team of Marius Copil and Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-2.