Re: David go kick some ass on fabulous Fabio's turf ~ Madrid TMS 2006
Erlich & Ram Upset By Spaniards in Madrid Opener
Oct. 15, 2007 - Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram made a surprising first round exit on Monday at the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid, falling to Spanish singles standouts Nicolas Almagro and David Ferrer 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-4 (Match TB).
In the only other doubles match Monday, Argentines Guillermo Canas and David Nalbandian prevailed over the first-time pairing of former singles World No. 1s Gustavo Kuerten and Carlos Moya, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 (Match TB). Canas and Nalbandian, teaming up for just the second time this year, picked up their first win as a duo since their 2005 Halle opener (d. Erlich-Ram).
Almagro and Ferrer, who came to Madrid with career-high South African Airways ATP Rankings of No. 26 and No. 7 respectively, first teamed together this season in Auckland and rejoined forces at the ATP Masters Series events in Montreal and Cincinnai. They lost to Erlich and Ram in their last team appearance, a second round match at Cincinnati.