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Nadal moves on; Ferrer stunned on home soil

Barcelona, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced, while four-time runner-up David Ferrer was a shocking loser Wednesday at the $2.55 million Barcelona Open tennis event.The world No. 1 and reigning three-time titlist Nadal got past fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 on the red clay at Royal Barcelona Tennis Club."It was a positive victory for me," said Nadal. "Obviously I didn't play my best match, but after the defeat in Monte Carlo, the next match on court was never going to be easy."Nadal, who was stunned by Ferrer in Monte Carlo last week, beat Nicolas Almagro in last year's third straight all-Spanish Barcelona finale. His third- round opponent on Thursday will be capable Croat Ivan Dodig.Meanwhile, 55th-ranked Russian journeyman Teymuraz Gabashvili stunned the second-seeded Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 on Day 3."Three weeks ago I lost to Ferrer in Miami but I dominated that first set. Today, I wanted to maintain my energy and keep it going, which I did ...

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  1. Nicolas Almagro of Spain reaches quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

    Fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro reached the quarterfinals of the Copa Claro by defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday.Almagro has won...

  2. Nicolas Almagro reaches second round on clay in Buenos Aires; Granollers upset

    Fourth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-2, 7-5 Wednesday to reach the second round of the Copa Claro clay-court tournament.Al...

  3. Nicolas Almagro , Daniel Taro reach quarterfinals on clay in Chile

    Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain celebrated his first competitive match in more than three months with a win to reach the Royal Guard Open quarterfinals, defeat...

  4. Verdasco beats Almagro for Houston championship

    Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Fernando Verdasco topped Nicolas Almagro in the all-Spanish final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.The fourth-seeded Verda...

  5. Verdasco to meet Almagro for Houston crown

    Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Fernando Verdasco beat Santiago Giraldo to reach his first final of the year in Houston, where an all-Spanish battle awaits.The fou...

  6. Almagro wins; Robredo bows out in Houston

    Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Third seed Nicolas Almagro of Spain reached the quarterfinals, while fellow countryman Tommy Robredo was sent packing Thursday at t...

  7. Fernando Verdasco beats Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 in US Men's Clay Court quarterfinals

    Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.Verdasco, from Spain, wi...

  8. Lopez, Hewitt move on in Houston

    Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Americans Jack Sock and Sam Querrey advanced to the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship with straight- set wins ...

  9. Donald Young Jr. beats Juan Monaco to reach US Men's Clay Court quarterfinals

    Donald Young Jr. beat former champion Juan Monaco 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.Young will ...

  10. Santiago Giraldo upsets 2nd-seeded Tommy Robredo to reach US Men's Clay Court quarterfinals

    Santiago Giraldo upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.Giraldo will face A...

  11. Nicolas Almagro beats Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open, Tomic retires

    Nicolas Almagro beat Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 to make a successful start to his bid for a third title at the Valencia Open on Tuesday.The third-seeded Almagro, who won...

  12. Nicolas Almagro beats defending champ Juan Monaco; Delbonis upsets Verdasco

    Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain rallied to beat defending champion Juan Monaco of Argentina 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 Friday for a place in the semifinals of the German Te...

  1. Nicolas Almagro , Fernando Verdasco set up all-Spanish final in US Men's Clay Court

    Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giral...

  2. Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro

    Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Al...

  3. Montanes wins; Stepanek exits Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Spanish crowd favorite Albert Montanes advanced, while Czech veteran Radek Stepanek came up a first-round loser Monday at the ...

  4. Nadal, Federer reach Monte Carlo QFs

    Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal and three-time runner-up Roger Federer were a pair of easy third-round winners T...

  5. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer reach Monte Carlo quarters

    Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal, reigning titlist Novak Djokovic and three-time runner-up Roger Federer were a t...

  6. Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters; joined by 8-time champion Nadal and Federer

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes...

  7. Almagro, Verdasco, Querrey reach Houston semis

    Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Former top-10 star Fernando Verdasco notched a quarterfinal victory Friday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.The fourth-see...

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