Bastad, Sweden – Former champion David Ferrer posted a second-round victory Wednesday at the clay-court Swedish Open.
The top seed handled Italian Simone Bolelli in 6-4, 6-3 fashion in 74 minutes at Bastad Tennis Stadium.
Ferrer, who titled here in 2007, was last year's Bastad runner-up to Swede Robin Soderling, a two-time winner who was unable to play this week.
Up next for Ferrer will be fellow Spaniard and two-time Bastad titlist Tommy Robredo, who reached the quarterfinals by whipping Brazil's Joao Souza 6-3, 6-1.
In other second-round action involving seeds, Czech Jan Hajek upset No. 4 Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) and Estonian Jurgen Zopp dismissed No. 7 Filippo Volandri of Italy 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
The first round concluded when sixth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov drubbed Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1, 6-4.