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Ferrero upsets No. 13 Monfils in Montreal
Associated Press
2009-08-13 05:18 AM
Former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3, 7-6 (7) upset of 13th-seeded Gael Monfils on Wednesday.

Ferrero, who ousted former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the first round on Tuesday, will face third-seeded Andy Murray next.

The 29-year-old from Spain, ranked No. 1 in 2003 after he won the French Open, had to go through two qualifying matches last weekend just to get in. Ferrero has won 20 of his 27 matches since May and has risen to No. 29.

Ferrero fought off two set points in the tiebreaker to Monfils, who played his first tournament since withdrawing from the Queen's Club event in England on June 11 due to a left wrist injury.

Monfils wasn't the only seeded player eliminated as No. 15 Tommy Robredo was beaten 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) by Philipp Petzschner of Germany.

No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro, coming off a victory over Andy Roddick on Sunday in the final at Washington, advanced with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Rainer Schuettler of Germany 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round.

The seventh-seeded Tsonga broke for a 4-3 lead in the final set to secure the win. His next opponent will be fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon, who overcame Alejandro Falla of Colombia 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Fernando Verdasco advanced to the round of 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. Verdasco will next face fifth-seeded Roddick, who beat Igor Andreev of Russia 6-1, 7-6 (3).

In a late match, world No. 2 Rafael Nadal makes his return from tendinitis in both knees that has kept him out of action since losing in the fourth round of the French Open on May 31 to Robin Soderling. Nadal takes on fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

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