Ferrer made to work hard

  • Last Updated: January 16 2013, 7:30 GMT

David Ferrer was made to work harder than expected but still progressed to the third round of the Australian Open.

Ferrer: Through in four sets
Ferrer: Through in four sets

The fourth seed was predicted to brush aside the challenge of American Tim Smyczek, who only earned a place in the main draw following compatriot John Isner's withdrawal through injury, but was instead pushed to four sets.

Spaniard Ferrer eventually came through 6-0 7-5 4-6 6-3 to set up a clash with Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, himself a four-set winner over Japan's Tatsuma Ito.

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