Acapulco, MX (Sports Network) - The Spanish triumvirate of David Ferrer,
Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Almagro -- the top three seeds and all former champs
-- each won Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the $1.213 million Mexican
Open tennis event.
Ferrer, who has won this title three years running, needed just 78 minutes to
dispose of American Wayne Odesnik, 6-2, 6-1, while Nadal rolled to a 6-0, 6-4
win over Argentine wild card Martin Alund.
The last match on the red clay at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess saw Almagro
down countryman Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Nadal captured the Mexican Open back in 2005. Almagro was the Acapulco champ
in 2008 and 2009 and runner-up to Ferrer in 2011.
Argentine Horacio Zeballos, seeded eighth, was an easy 6-2, 6-3 winner over
Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
The remaining matches on Wednesday pitted unseeded players against each other,
with Argentine Leonardo Mayer, Colombian Santiago Giraldo and Fabio Fognini
and Paolo Lorenzi -- both from Italy -- all advancing.
The 2013 Acapulco winner will claim $291,800.
The Sports Network