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Ferrer outlasts Gaudio in 2½ hour clash
Spaniard David Ferrer left the ASB Tennis Centre here today pleased with his fitness after a long first-round triumph over Gaston Gaudio, of Argentina.
Ferrer, the world No 15 and third seed, beat the former French Open champion 5-7 6-3 6-2 after 2½ hours on court.
It took Gaudio 71 minutes to take the first set from Ferrer after breaking serve in the final game of the set, but Ferrer won the second set courtesy of two service breaks and looked comfortable throughout the final set.
Ferrer said striking Gaudio at his first match for the year was tough but he thought he might have been fitter than his opponent.
"When I play with him it's a tough match. He was again very good and he's a very strong player," Ferrer said.
"He had more chances (in the first set) but in the second and third, physically I was maybe better than him."
Gaudio appeared to get frustrated in the final set and Ferrer said he was pleased with his own temperament.
"I played very regular all the match, maybe a little bit casual in the first set but it's normal with players. Sometimes we're a bit crazy."
Ferrer said he would take confidence from his victory but it would have limited relevance to his second round match against Italian Daniele Bracciali, a 6-3 6-2 winner over Gilles Simon, of France, today.
"Bracciali is a different player to Gaston, he plays more serve and volley and it will be a different match."
Ferrer, who has been in the top 15 of the world for the past two years, said his ranking did not concern him much.
"For me I have to play match to match. These two years I have played good tennis and I am happy but now it is different and more difficult so I want to play match to match."