Djokovic, Ferrer, Stepanek advance

Updated: February 21, 2007, 5:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Fifth-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the ABN Amro quarterfinals Wednesday, beating Andrei Pavel 7-6 (8), 6-1, 6-3.

In another second-round match, sixth-seeded David Ferrer edged Kristof Vliegen 6-4, 6-2. Vliegen, who helped Belgium beat Australia in the Davis Cup this month, broke Ferrer early in the first set to take a 2-0 advantage and then led 4-2 before the Spaniard reeled off four straight games to take the set.

Ferrer then overpowered Vliegen in the ...

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