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VALENCIA, Spain -- Nicolas Almagro beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 to make a successful start to his bid for a third title at the Valencia Open on Tuesday. The third-seeded Almagro, who won here in 2006 and 2007, reeled off winners to break Andujar five times and easily advance to the second round on the indoor hard court. Almagro said that he feels like he was rediscovered his winning form. "I have been playing well now after a period when I was a little lost and didnt really know what to do," Almagro said. "Thanks to the people supporting me I have found my way forward again. I feel strong, but I just need to focus on going match by match." Also, Bernard Tomic of Australia retired in the third set of his match with Mikhail Youzhny. Tomic was losing 4-1 after splitting the first two sets. Giles Simon, seeded No. 6, was upset by Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-1, 6-0. Fifth-seeded Jerzy Janowicz hit 14 aces to dispense with Pablo Carreno 7-5, 7-6 (7), and Joao Sousa defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-5. Two favourites of the home crowd, Fernandez Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez, both lost in straight sets. Qualifier Michal Przysiezny ousted Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (1) after Julien Benneteau thrashed Lopez 6-3, 6-1. World No. 3 and reigning champion David Ferrer debuts on Wednesday against Gael Monfils, while John Isner plays Ernests Gulbis and second-seeded Tommy Has faces Philipp Kohlschreiber in an all-German match. [url=http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina.com/]Wholesale Jerseys USA[/url] . Zuccarello was evaluated back in New York, and diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture -- an injury that typically takes 3 to 4 weeks to heal -- the Rangers said Friday. The 26-year-old Zuccarello, New Yorks leading scorer this season with 43 points, will miss a week of practice time before the Rangers play Chicago on Thursday in their first game following the NHLs Olympic break. [url=http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina.com/]Wholesale Jerseys[/url] . Rooney was not included in the squad that won 2-0 at Stoke to advance to the last four due to an unspecified injury. Rooney was withdrawn from Uniteds match at Aston Villa in the Premier League last weekend "although there has been no confirmation as to the extent of the problem," United said. [url=http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina.com/]http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina.com/[/url] . -- The letter sent Saturday by players to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in response to a letter he sent players Thursday: Dear Roger: This responds to the letter you sent to all NFL players on March 17. [url=http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina.com/]cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina[/url] . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. [url=http://www.cheapnfljerseyswholesalechina.com/]Wholesale Jerseys China[/url] . - Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a contract that guarantees the first baseman $2,787,500 and could be worth up to $8,287,500 over two years.Indian Wells, CA (Sports Network) - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic posted straight-set wins Friday in the quarterfinals of the $4.5 million BNP Paribas Open, setting up a meeting in the semis. Federer, the No. 2 seed, moved on with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over fellow Swiss and good friend Stanislas Wawrinka in a match that lasted just 64 minutes. The Serbian Djokovic, seeded third, needed slightly longer to dispatch 18th- seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, The Australian Open champion improved to a perfect 16-0 this year with a 6-2, 6-4 victory that took 95 minutes on the hardcourts at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Djokovic overcame a 0-3 deficit in the second set before advancing, finding out after the second match of the day that his next opponent would be the 16- time major champion and former world No. 1 Federer. Federer ruled Indian Wells from 2004 to 22006, capturing three straight titles, but 2008 champion Djokovic has been surging.dddddddddddd. In addition to his Australian Open win, he titled in Dubai and he led Serbia to its first-ever Davis Cup championship back in December. Both semifinals of the first ATP Masters event of the year will be played Saturday. In addition to the Federer-Djokovic match, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal will meet Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal, the reigning U.S. Open, Wimbledon and French Open champion, is the all- time leader with 18 ATP Masters championships. He titled at Indian Wells in 2007 and 2009. Del Potro is a solid 17-4 this year and titled for the first time since 2009 by running the table at Delray Beach three weeks ago. He missed most of last season while recovering from wrist surgery. The 2011 Indian Wells winner will collect $611,000. ' ' '