Ferrer downs Ferrero at Lyon Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

David Ferrer upset third-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Spanish second-round match at the Lyon Open.

Ferrer downs Ferrero at Lyon Open

Lyon: David Ferrer upset third-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Spanish second-round match at the Lyon Open. Ferrer and Ferrero were both from the Valencia region but it was the first time they played each other. Ferrer will face Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden in today's quarterfinals. Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, a semifinalist last year, overcame Agustin Calleri of Argentina 6-3, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4) and claimed a last-eight berth against Xavier Malisse of Belgium. Fourth-seeded Joachim Johansson of Sweden beat qualifier Julien Benneteau, the last remaining Frenchman, 6-3, 6-4, and will play another Swede, Robin Soderling. Jurgen Melzer of Austria ousted Hicham Arazi of Morocco 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 to advance to his seventh quarterfinals of the year, and he'll face seventh-seeded Vince Spadea of the United States. It will be their fourth match this year, with Spadea leading 2-1. (AP)

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