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Four-time champion David Ferrer (2010-12, 2015) gained some early-season revenge against #NextGenATP Russian Andrey Rublev, dismissing the 20-year-old 6-4, 6-3 on Monday at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC in Acapulco.
Ferrer raced to a 5-1 lead in the opener only to have to hold on with a break after 36 minutes. Rublev was more solid in the second, but Ferrer was at his vintage self, pushing and pulling the young Russian all over the court.
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Rublev had beaten Ferrer last month at the Australian Open, handing the Spanish veteran a rare first-round loss at a Grand Slam. The 35-year-old right-hander will next meet either fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro or Mischa Zverev of Germany.
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Harrison’s countryman Jared Donaldson will also stick around in Acapulco. The 21-year-old was leading 6-2, 3-2 when Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili retired. Donaldson will next play defending champion Sam Querrey of the U.S. or Aussie Matthew Ebden.