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David Ferrer Defeats Feliciano Lopez in Monte Carlo Masters; Rafael Nadal Set to Debut

  • MONACO - APRIL 13:  David Ferrer of Spain plays a backhand in his match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during Day Four of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    MONACO - APRIL 13: David Ferrer of Spain plays a backhand in his match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during Day Four of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)  (2011 Getty Images)

  • MONACO - APRIL 13:  David Ferrer of Spain plays a backhand in his match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during Day Four of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    MONACO - APRIL 13: David Ferrer of Spain plays a backhand in his match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during Day Four of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)  (2011 Getty Images)

In the battle of the Spaniards, David Ferrer trounced on countryman Feliciano López.

The tennis players battled in the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, with Ferrer coming out on top, 6-2, 6-0. The fourth-seeded Ferrer broke López five times in the second round matchup.

López didn't do himself any favors, either: the underdog committed six double-faults in the loss.

The victory comes less than a month Ferrer, frustrated with a baby crying during a match in the Sony Ericsson Open, lobbed a ball toward the infant. The embarrassing incident, captured on video, went viral almost immediately.

Meanwhile, Viktor Troicki, the 11-seed out of Serbia, No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France and No. 15 Marin Cilic of Croatia also advanced to the third round. Troicki beat Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, while Gasquet defeated Guillermo García-López of Spain 6-2, 6-1. 

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Cilic was leading Pere Riba 5-2 when the Spaniard retired.

Six-time defending champion Rafael Nadal, who was knocked out of the Sony Ericsson Open earlier this month, was to play later Wednesday against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland. The top-ranked Spaniard is looking for his first title since last October.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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