Ferrer rolls into Valencia quarters

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Valencia, Spain (Sports Network) - Two-time champion David Ferrer was an easy second-round victor Thursday at the Valencia Open.

The top-seeded world No. 5 star handled fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos 6-4, 6-2 on the hardcourts at the City of the Arts and Sciences.

Ferrer titled here in 2008 and 2010 and was the Valencia runner-up in 2005.

Reigning Valencia titlist Marcel Granollers continued his winning ways at this event by overcoming Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2. Simon was a Valencia runner-up back in 2006.

Granollers beat Argentine Juan Monaco in last year's Valencia finale and was the runner-up to Ferrer here in two years ago.

In other second-round action, Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov doused Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 and Austrian Jurgen Melzer bested Belgian Xavier Malisse 7-5, 6-2. Dolgopolov will face Granollers in the quarterfinals, while Melzer will take on another Belgian player, David Goffin, on Friday.

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