David Ferrer fights it out to reach last eight of Portugal Open

Despite his recent setbacks, world number four Ferrer stands a formidable 26-6 since the start of the year having won the titles in Auckland (hard) and Buenos Aires (clay) before finishing runner-up to Nadal in Acapulco on clay in February and then losing to Andy Murray in Miami.

updated: May 02, 2013 15:09 IST
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Oeiras, Portugal: Top seed David Ferrer had to dig deep to reach the quarter-finals at the ATP Portugal Open on Wednesday finally overcoming Frenchman Eduardo Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

The 31-year-old Spaniard, who was beaten in his opening match at last week's Barcelona Open, will play Romanian journeyman Victor Hanescu, who accounted for sixth-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (7/2), 6-4.

Ferrer, who missed the Monte Carlo Masters after injuring a thigh in the final of the Miami tournament in March, is looking to get some valuable court time prior to the French Open later this month.

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