Top-seed Ferrer out, Nadal sees off Berlocq in Barcelona Open

Nadal owns bragging rights in Barcelona after winning seven titles in eight editions and posting a 36-1 lifetime record at the Catalan venue.

updated: April 25, 2013 08:22 IST
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Barcelona: Rafael Nadal restored the balance of clay power at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Carlos Berlocq after top-seeded compatriot David Ferrer was eliminated by Dmitry Tursunov.

Russian qualifier Tursunov stunned Ferrer 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in a major second-round upset.

Nadal may have still been feeling the effects of his Monte Carlo final loss at the weekend to Novak Djokovic, a defeat which denied him an historic ninth consecutive title in the principality.

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  • David Ferrer
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