Murray, Ferrer into Valencia quarters

(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarterfinals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday.

The top-seeded Ferrer beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 after jumping out to early leads in both sets by breaking his his fellow Spaniard's first service games, while the third-seeded Murray dispatched Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 on the indoor hard court.

Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, used his tenacious ground game to force Verdasco into errors and took the first set when his opponent sent a shot into the net.

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