's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (Sports Network) - Top seed David
Ferrer led the charge into the quarterfinals at the UNICEF Open, a final
grass-court Wimbledon tuneup.
The 2008 Den Bosch titlist cruised past Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-1 in
exactly one hour at Autotron Rosmalen. The world No. 6 Spaniard's round-
of-eight opponent on Thursday will be Dutch wild card Igor Sijsling.
Ferrer is the only seed still standing this week.
Day-4 upsets came when Japan's Tatsuma Ito drove out third-seeded Austrian
Jurgen Melzer 6-2, 6-2 and France's Benoit Paire knocked off eighth-seeded
Pole Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 0-6, 6-4.
In other second-round action, Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated
Italian Flavio Cipolla 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; German qualifier Philipp Petzschner got
past retired Croatian wild card Mate Pavic; Luxembourg's Gilles Muller drilled
Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-0; Belgian Xavier Malisse bested Italian
Paolo Lorenzi 7-6 (7-3), 6-2; and Sijsling topped Belgian Olivier Rochus, 7-5,
7-6 (7-4). Pavic retired against Petzschner during their warmup on Wednesday.
Thursday's other quarters will pit Ito against Paire, Petzschner versus
Roger-Vasselin and Muller against Malisse.
The newest UNICEF champion will collect $85,000.
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