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Ferrer topples third-ranked Zverev in Miami


MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 23: Alexander Zverev of Germany congratulates David Ferrer of Spain after his win during the Miami Open Tennis on March 23, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

World number three Alexander Zverev was bundled out of the ATP and WTA Miami Open by Spanish veteran David Ferrer on Saturday, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Ferrer, ranked 155th in the world, is on a farewell tour in 2019, having said he’ll play a limited number of ATP tournaments.

He received a wild card into the Miami draw and advanced to a third-round meeting with American Frances Tiafoe, a 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5) winner over Miomir Kecmanovic.

Zverev, seeded second behind Serbian Novak Djokovic, coughed up a dozen double faults in the two-hour, 22-minute contest.

The defeat follows the German’s third-round exit at the Indian Wells Masters last week.

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