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Ferrero, Nalbandian, Djokovic all through

2010-04-16 09:52 BJT

Two-time former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero earned a quarter-final clash with compatriot Rafael Nadal with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain hits a return to Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France during their match at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament in Monaco April 15, 2010.REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier (MONACO - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain hits a 
return to Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France 
during their match at the Monte Carlo 
Masters tennis tournament in Monaco April
 15, 2010.REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier 

Ninth seeded Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero had a good beginning and had a 3-1 lead, taking the first set 6-1. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back in the second, winning it 6-3. While In the final set, Ferrero held easily to lead 6-5, forcing Tsonga to serve to stay in the match.When the Frenchman's forehand flew into the net after a short rally the Spaniard clinched victory. Ferrero's next opponent is world number three Rafael Nadal.