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Ferrer, Querrey advance to Auckland quarters

Updated: January 9, 2013, 6:37 AM ET
Associated Press

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Top-seeded David Ferrer rallied to beat Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-fought match Wednesday to advance to the Heineken Tennis Open quarterfinals.

The fifth-ranked Ferrer is attempting to become the first player since Australian great Roy Emerson to win the tournament four times, including three years in succession.

"It was tough. It never is easy in the first round," said Ferrer, who had a bye into the second round. "My opponent played a very ...

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