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(January 9, 2013) Spain’s David Ferrer defeated Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to move into the Heineken Tennis Open quarterfinals in Auckland.
“It was tough. It never is easy in the first round,” said Ferrer. “My opponent played a very good game.
“The court is very fast and sometimes I need to play with power, I can’t just play defense. Anyway, I won the match.”
Fourth seed Sam Querrey slammed 19 aces past Belgian wildcard Olivier Rochus 7-5, 6-3.
“That’s probably one of the best serving matches I’ve ever played and everything felt pretty good,” Querrey said. ”It’s my first match of the year, everything felt pretty good and I’m just looking forward to playing tomorrow.”
RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 9 JANUARY, 2013
Singles – Second Round
 D Ferrer (ESP) d Y Lu (TPE) 64 26 63
 P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Falla (COL) 76(4) 46 63
 T Haas (GER) d [Q] I Sijsling (NED) 63 64
 S Querrey (USA) d [WC] O Rochus (BEL) 75 63
L Lacko (SVK) d  T Bellucci (BRA) 63 75
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Ferrer matched the record of Australia's Roy Emerson, who won the Auckland singles titles in 1960, 1965, 1966 and 1967.
Spain's Ferrer won the title for the first time in 2007.
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Querrey sent down 19 aces in an outstanding serving performance he described as one of the best of his career.
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Fourth-seeded Querrey had 16 aces, to go with the 19 he had in his second-round match against Olivier Rochus, to earn a semifinal spot opposite second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Sam Querrey's booming serve carried him past long-time rival Jesse Levine 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Thursday and into the semifinals of the Heineken Open.
Fourth-seeded Querrey served 16 aces, to go with the 19 he served in his second round match against Olivier Rochus, to earn a semifinal place opposite second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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