9/27/12 7:33 PM | Cheryl Murray
Top seed David Ferrer had a successful start to his 2012 Malaysian Open campaign with a straight set victory on Thursday.
David Ferrer (1) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-4, 6-2
It was routine all the way for Spanish top seed David Ferrer. The world No. 5 came into Kuala Lumpur off of an impressive run to the semifinals of the US Open and a semifinal Davis Cup win over the United States, which featured two singles wins from Ferrer.
Russia's Alex Bogomolov Jr. offered little in the way of resistance. Ferrer breezed through the match in an hour and twenty-three minutes.
The Russian was actually able to snag a service break from Ferrer, but it came in the second set, which the world No. 5 dominated.
Ferrer finished the match with a single ace and serving at just 50%, but even so, he wasn't ever in danger of losing the match. The Spaniard will take on Dutchman Igor Sijsling in the quarterfinals.
Alejandro Falla def. Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
No. 4 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov's woeful summer results continued into fall, with the Ukrainian falling in his first match at the Malaysian Open to Alejandro Falla.
This was Dolgopolov's first tournament since his third round ouster at the US Open. He helped the Falla cause by serving poorly for most of the match. The Ukrainian put in just 5 aces, a low number for a player rather well-known for his serving abilities.
Coming into Kuala Lumpur, Falla hadn't won a match since Wimbledon. He now heads into the quarterfinals, where he will take on Julien Benneteau of France.
Find the latest tennis odds at Unibet.com
Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.