Ferrero breezes into Montreal 3rd round

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Juan Carlos Ferrero advanced to the third round of the Tennis Masters Canada tournament after beating Younes El Aynaoui 6-3, 6-4 in Montreal.

Ferrero breezes into Montreal 3rd round

Montreal:

ATP Champions race leader Juan Carlos Ferrero advanced to the third round of the Tennis Masters Canada tournament after beating Younes El Aynaoui 6-3, 6-4 in Montreal. It was the Spaniard's first win over El Aynaoui in seven career meetings. Ferrero will meet Slovakia's Karol Kucera in the next round. Unfortunately rain returned to the Du Maurier stadium and play was interrupted for the rest of the day. Given his experience at Wimbledon over the years, this might have worked to Briton Tim Henman's advantage, but not this time. He was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Argentina's David Nalbandian, who will play Vincent Spadea of the United States for a place in the last eight. Top seed Andre Agassi had to endure a wait of more than 1 1/2 hours because of the rain, but ultimately made short work of Russia's Nikolay Davydenko, winning in straight sets 7-6 (3), 6-2. Agassi is hoping to add to the three titles he won here in the early nineties and it's likely he won't turn down the winner's cheque, worth $ 400,000, either. Roddick, Hewitt tested Number six seed Andy Roddick, who had to come back from a set down to beat Belgium's Xavier Malisse in the first round, was taken to the brink in the first set of his second round match by Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina. The American 20 year-old had to come back from 5-6 and a set point down, but recovered and eventually took it on a tiebreak and had to be at the top of his game in the second set to maintain his advantage. Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt was last out onto court with Max Mirnyi of Belarus. The Australian number five seed, who suffered a first round exit as defending champion at Wimbledon this year began slowly, losing the first set against the player they call 'The Beast'. Hewitt rallied in the second set, taking it on a tiebreak, but eventually lost his fourth match in nine 5-7, 7-6 (4), 5-7. (AP)

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