• Auckland - Ferrer, Kohlschreiber reach quarterfinals

    1/9/13 4:17 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Auckland - Ferrer, Kohlschreiber reach quarterfinals Defending champion David Ferrer is through to the last eight at the Heineken Open, having outlasted Yen-Hsun Lu in three sets. The Spaniard is joined by 2nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, who held on to beat Colombia's Alejandro Falla.

    (1) David Ferrer def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

    World No. 5 David Ferrer made a successful start to his title defense, holding on to dismiss Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu in three sets. The 30-year-old Spaniard converted four of 10 break points through an hour and 59 minutes of play. Ferrer completed the match with five aces and 20 of 35 second-service return points won.

    He will take on Slovakia's Lukas Lacko for a place in the semifinals. Lacko defeated 8th seed Thomaz Bellucci in the second round, 6-3, 7-5.

    (2) Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Alejandro Falla 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3

    Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber is through to the quarterfinal after upending Colombia's Alejandro Falla in three sets. The German struck nine aces en route to a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3 victory. Kohlschreiber ended the day with three of six break points converted.

    He is scheduled to meet Belgium's Xavier Malisse in the next round. Malisse took out Santiago Giraldo in round two, 7-6(6), 6-4.

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