Verdasco moves on to fourth round

THE SPORTS NETWORK

, Last Updated: 3:29 PM ET

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Fernando Verdasco was a third-round winner Sunday at the U.S. Open.

The eighth-seeded Spaniard dispatched Argentina's David Nalbandian 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Verdasco was a quarter-finalist here last year, losing to Serbian Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Another Spaniard through to the last 16 was 10th-seeded David Ferrer, who cruised past compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2. Ferrer, who has not dropped a set en route to the fourth round, will next face Verdasco.

Top seed Rafael Nadal, who is seeking a U.S. Open title to complete the career Grand Slam, is scheduled to play Gilles Simon of France.

Fourth-seeded Andy Murray is slated to play Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.


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