Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Top-seeded David Ferrer labored past a stubborn Olivier Rochus 7-5, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open. Rochus saved five break points before succumbing to Ferrer on serve in the 10th game of the second set. The fifth-ranked Spaniard then held on despite 42 unforced errors, releasing a big breath of relief after closing it out in 2 hours, 13 minutes when the Belgian netted. Earlier, Sam Querrey of the United States beat Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (4) to deal a blow to the Spaniard's hopes of playing in next month's Davis Cup final. Also, Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Prince Extends Partnership with David Ferrer

BORDENTOWN, New Jersey, (October 23, 2012) – Prince Global Sports, a tennis equipment and footwear company, announced on Tuesday it has renewed a partnership with the second-highest ranked Spanish player, David Ferrer. Ferrer will continue to use Prince’s EXO3 Tour 100 racquet, which propelled him to reach at least the quarterfinals in all four Grand Slams in 2012. “David has...

Ferrer beats Almagro at Valencia

David Ferrer beat his Spanish Davis Cup teammate Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open. The fifth-ranked Ferrer was little troubled on the hard indoor surface as he improved to 12-0 against an opponent who will become his teammate next month in the Czech Republic when Spain looks to defend its Davis Cup title. Ferrer has won the Valencia...
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