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World No.12 David Ferrer got off to a flyer to defeat Argentine Guillermo Canas 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Masters.
Ferrer converted five of 12 break point chances and won 76 percent of points on serve to seal the victory in 84 minutes.
Former No.4 Ferrer next encounters Juan Monaco who defeated Spainard Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 7-5 in the evening. Monaco saved all six break points he faced, while breaking his more fancied opponent twice in each set to seal the win in 2 hours and 10 minutes.