Tennis: Third seed Ferrer advances by walkover

Spanish third seed David Ferrer advanced by walkover into the third round of the ATP Masters Miami hardcourt tournament on Friday when Russian opponent Dmitry Turnsunov withdrew with a stomach bug.

Ferrer will next face the winner of a later second-round match between France's Michael Llodra and Italian 32nd seed Fabio Fognini.

Ferrer, who like all seeds received a first-round bye at Miami, was eliminated in the second round of his previous event, the ATP Masters event at Indian Wells.

Before the hardcourt events, the 30-year-old Spaniard reached the final on clay at Acapulco, where he lost to countryman Rafael Nadal 6-0, 6-2.

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