David Ferrer is set to retire from professional tennis in May but the Spaniard showed he still has the tools to bring down the biggest names in the game after a stunning 2-6 7-5 6-3 win over world No 3 Alexander Zverev at the Miami Open on Saturday. The victory clearly meant a lot to the 36-year-old, who will bring the curtain down on his career at the Madrid Open. “It’s a special day because it’s the last year of professional tennis for me. Winning these type of matches against a top-10 player like Sascha is a gift,” he said. “I’m very happy and I’m trying to enjoy every point and every moment.” Ferrer will next face 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe who fought past Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(6) 7-6(5). Roger Federer, a year older than Ferrer but enjoying a career renaissance, rallied from a set down to beat Moldovan surprise package Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 in a stuttering start to the 20-times Grand Slam champion’s Miami Open campaign. Federer, beaten by Dominic Thiem in last week’s B...

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