Posted: Thursday August 29, 2013 5:09 PM

Ferrer beats Bautista Agut in US Open 2nd round

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NEW YORK (AP) - Fourth-seeded David Ferrer quickly closed out his match after dropping a set to reach the third round at the U.S. Open.

The Spaniard beat countryman Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday. The second set took an hour, then Ferrer needed just 66 minutes to win the last two.

The French Open runner-up has reached at least the quarterfinals at seven straight major tournaments.

Ferrer had 20 unforced errors in the second set, 25 in the other three combined. The 64th-ranked Bautista Agut was making his U.S. Open debut.

 
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