Ferrer beats Verdasco in Valencia

David Ferrer made short work of fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to move into the second round of the Valencia Open with a 6-3 6-2 win.
Ferrer only faced one break point - which he saved - in the entire one hour and 23 minute match and he will be a heavy favourite to progress in his second round match against Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
Second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a scare against Spanish world number 182 Javier Marti, dropping the first set before fighting back to claim a 4-6 7-5 6-2 win in two hours and 17 minutes.
Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero beat Russia's Igor Kunitsyn 6-4 7-6 (7/2) and another Spaniard, Marcel Granollers, advanced with a shock 6-3 6-4 win over Ukrainian seventh seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.
But the host nation did not have it all their own way as fourth seed Nicolas Almagro suffered a shock 6-4 3-6 6-4 defeat to Juan Monaco of Argentina, while Albert Montanes crashed 6-3 6-1 to French third seed Gael Monfils.
Also in first round action, South Africa's Kevin Anderson advanced with a 6-1 6-4 win over Slovakia's Martin Klizan, and American Sam Querrey was a 6-3 6-4 winner over Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.