I covered the first round Weekend Winners earlier this morning, so here's the second round featuring a dynamic duo by way of Spain.
Valencia - David Ferrer
The speedy Spaniard defeated countryman and defending champ Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(2) to make his move towards a French Open challenge. SI's Jon Wertheim is betting either one of these ballers could challenge Rafa in Paris if the world no. 2 is off his game. The numbers could be catching up with Rafa on clay, but I'd put Nole ahead of these two right now - no offense boys.
Houston - Marcel Granollers-Pujol
Relatively unknown Spaniard takes a tight three-setter from James Blake to win his first career title. Of course, this is deja vu for Blake. What's up with him losing finals to unknown players who are going for their first titles EVER? Those mental demons are so nasty!
(image via AP)