Ahead of retirement, David Ferrer stuns No 3 Zverev in Miami
Spaniard will bring the curtain down on his career at the Madrid Open in May
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...