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  • Ferrer begins in Oeiras, Goffin faces Carreno-Busta

    5/1/13 4:20 AM | Ricky Dimon
    Ferrer begins in Oeiras, Goffin faces Carreno-Busta David Ferrer will kick off his Oeiras campaign against on Wednesday. David Goffin and Pablo Carreno-Busta are also battling for a place in the quarterfinals.

    (1) David Ferrer vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin

    Ferrer, who finished runner-up at the Sony Open, is looking to get on track during the clay-court swing as he begins his week at the Portugal Open on Wednesday. The fourth-ranked Spaniard pulled out of Monte-Carlo and then lost his Barcelona opener to Dmitry Tursunov. Still, Ferrer is 25-6 for his 2013 campaign, which includes titles in Acapulco and Buenos Aires.

    Up first for the top seed is Roger-Vasselin, against whom he holds a 1-0 record. Their only previous encounter came at the 2008 Australian Open, with Ferrer dominating 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. Roger-Vasselin is a solid 10-9 at the ATP level this season after getting a retirement from Gilles Muller on Monday (Muller lost the first set 6-1 before calling it quits). The 73rd-ranked Frenchman, a finalist in Delray Beach, also reached the second rounds of Casablanca, Monte-Carlo (as a qualifier), and Barcelona. This won't be a breeze, but Ferrer in straight sets is the pick.

    (Q) Pablo Carreno-Busta vs. David Goffin

    Carreno-Busta and Goffin will be going head-to-head for the first time in their careers on Wednesday in Oeiras. On paper this is not a competitive matchup, but in reality it should be just that. Goffin is ranked 167 spots ahead of his opponent at No. 61 in the world, but he is just 7-11 for the year after breaking onto the ATP scene with a bang in 2012. The Belgian beat Portuguese wild card Pedro Sousa in three sets on Monday.

    Almost nobody is as hot as Carreno-Busta, at least not at the Futures and Challenger levels. The 21-year-old Spaniard has won seven Futures events this season and he earned his third ATP-level victory on Tuesday by taking out fifth-seeded Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4. Carreno-Busta, who went through qualifying this week, also advanced one round in Casablanca and Barcelona. He has the edge in current form, but Goffin's relative experience should see him through to a tough three-set triumph.

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