Nadal, Ferrer advance with dominating wins in Barcelona

Updated: 20 April 2011 20:29 IST

Rafael Nadal opened his bid for a sixth Barcelona Open title with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver on Wednesday.

Nadal, Ferrer advance with dominating wins in Barcelona
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Barcelona:

Rafael Nadal opened his bid for a sixth Barcelona Open title with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win over Daniel Gimeno-Traver on Wednesday.

The top-ranked Nadal hammered his fellow Spaniard with his hard ground strokes, cruising to victory after breaking Gimeno-Traver's first two service games.

Nadal will face Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in the third round of the outdoor clay court.

Earlier, fourth-seeded David Ferrer made quick work of Carlos Berlocq to win 6-2, 6-2 and will meet Victor Hanescu, after the Romanian player beat 14th-seeded Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4.

Also, Juan Carlos Ferrero won 6-4, 7-5 against lucky loser Mischa Zverev of Germany, who replaced Andy Murray after the Briton withdrew with an elbow injury.

Topics : Tennis Barcelona David Ferrer Rafael Nadal
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