Former world number three David Ferrer dashed local hopes when he downed Australia’s Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the first round of the Brisbane International yesterday. The eighth-seeded Spaniard was a model of consistency as he saw off Tomic 6-3, 7-5 on the Pat Rafter Arena.
World number 21 Ferrer is ranked just five places above Tomic and had lost to the Australian on their previous two encounters. But he proved too strong in the sweltering conditions in Brisbane, winning in 83 minutes.
The 34-year-old Ferrer concedes that his days as a top 10 player are gone, but says …read more
Source: Gulf times