Isner, Ferrer advance at Valencia Open

Updated: October 24, 2013, 4:40 PM ET
Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain -- John Isner of the United States edged Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) on Wednesday at the Valencia Open.

Top-seeded David Ferrer reached the second round by beating Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-2. Monfils appeared to be in pain during the second set, but kept playing.

Philipp Kohlschreiber upset fellow German Tommy Haas, who was seeded second, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Fabio Fognini also advanced by topping Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-2. Jeremy Chardy beat Florian Mayer 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, and Jarkko Nieminen defeated Benoir Paire 6-3, 6-3.

Jeremy Chardy of France came from a set down to beat Florian Mayer of Germany 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a late match.

Other winners included fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, who will next face Ferrer, Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain.


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