Spaniards Nadal, Ferrer advance in Tokyo

Oct 05, 2011, 10:29 IST | AFP
The Spanish duo of defending champion Rafael Nadal and former winner David Ferrer crushed local hopes yesterday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open.

Spain's Rafael Nadal during yesterday's Rd 1 win over Japan's Go Soeda
in Tokyo. Pic/AFP

World No 2 Nadal thumped Go Soeda 6-3, 6-2. The 2007 champion Ferrer beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 victory.

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