Spain's Ferrer advances at Argentina Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 13, 2019 12:44 PM
FILE - David Ferrer of Spain hits a return shot against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay during their men's singles match of the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. AP Photo/Andy Wong)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Veteran David Ferrer of Spain advanced in the Argentina Open on Tuesday, beating eighth-seeded Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-6 (13), 6-3.
The 36-year-old Ferrer, who has been ranked as high as No. 3, has pledged to retire in May.
Also on Tuesday, fifth-seeded Joao Souza of Portugal overcame Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero 6-3, 6-4.
Seventh seed Dusan Lajovic of Serbia lost to Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, a finalist last year, beat local favorite Guido Andreozzi 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
Spain's Jaume Munar surprised Argentinian Federico Delbonis with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 victory.
The third Spaniard to win was Roberto Carballes Baena, who overcame Japan's Taro Daniel 6-1, 6-0.
In an all-Argentine clash, Guido Pella advanced with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Francisco Cerundolo.