• Ferrer stunned by Tursunov, Almagro advances

    4/25/13 3:48 AM | Cheryl Murray
    Ferrer stunned by Tursunov, Almagro advances David Ferrer suffered his worst result since 2008 with a second round shocker upset at the hands of Dmitry Tursunov.

    Dmitry Tursunov def. David Ferrer (1) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

    David Ferrer, who was the favorite from the top half of the draw to make the final, was dismissed in front of his countrymen by Russia's Dmitry Tursunov.

    Ferrer got off to a slow start, but the first set was at least competitive, though well below the Spaniard's usual standards on clay.

    The Spaniard seemed to find his footing in the second set, but perhaps also benefiting from a letdown in form from Tursunov, who seemed more like the hard-courter that he is.

    But even with the momentum of winning the second frame, the third set was nothing but bad news for Ferrer. The top seed seemed to concede defeat after losing the first break and Tursunov just rolled through for the first major upset of the tournament.

    Nicolas Almagro (4) def. Ivan Dodig 6-1, 7-5

    Unlike countryman David Ferrer, Spaniard Nicolas Almagro had a routine win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig to advance in Barcelona.

    Almagro secured four breaks of the Dodig serve, with seven chances total for the match. The Croat was far better in the second set than Almagro, even securing a break of serve to force Almagro to secure another break to take the set. But the Spaniard was never in danger of losing the match.

    Almagro will take on countryman Marcel Granollers in the next round.

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how was Dodig far better than Almagro in the second if Almagro won it?

RickyDimon , 4/25/13 4:59 AM

I think Ferrer needs a break.

yeah.. a bit strange that Dodig was far better in the second set yet Almagro was never in danger of losing the match... sounds like a weird match

Shireling , 4/25/13 9:36 AM

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