Rusty Ferrer beaten in Barcelona

25 April 2013 06:29:16 EST

David Ferrer suffered a surprise early exit at the Barcelona Open on his first appearance since suffering a thigh injury at last month's Miami Masters.

Ferrer had been beaten 2-6 6-4 7-6 by Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Masters and looked very rusty in Barcelona, suffering a 7-5 3-6 6-1 defeat to the world number 66 Dmitry Tursunov.

It wasn't Ferrer's best match. He didn't play his best tennis.

Dmitry Tursunov

Ferrer, who has been the runner-up at the Barcelona Open on four occasions, had been expected to challenge Rafael Nadal for the title. Nadal is 1/100 to beat Benoit Paire in the next round of the tournament.

Tursunov, who was playing in his first clay-court tournament of the season, admitted after his shock success: "It wasn't Ferrer's best match. He didn't play his best tennis.

"I played very quickly and I didn't make it easy for him. Ferrer was the favourite based on surface and ranking. It was a match where there were a lot of opportunities for both players."

Elsewhere, the fifth seeded Milos Raonic eased into the third round with a 6-4 6-2 victory over France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Canadian is 1/2 to beat Ernests Gulbis in the next round.

Tommy Robredo beat the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who had played well against Nadal in Monte Carlo last week, 7-5 6-1, while Juan Monaco thrashed Bernard Tomic 6-0 6-2 in just 49 minutes.

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