MADRID (AP) — David Ferrer's career came to an end with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Alexander Zverev in the second round at the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal will meet Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open after the defending champion brushed off a challenge from German Jan-Lennard Struff to win 7-5,...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal looked closer to his clay-court best again as he beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Four-time champion David Ferrer opened play Tuesday in ASB Classic with a 6-2, 6-1 first-round win over Robin Haase.
The 36-year-old Ferrer said before Tuesday's match that this is his last season on the ATP Tour and he will not be returning as a competitor to a tournament that he won in 2007 and in three straight years from 2011 to 2013.
NEW YORK (AP) — There was something bittersweet about David Ferrer's last Grand Slam match. Yes, he got to depart by sharing the court with his friend and Spanish Davis Cup teammate Rafael Nadal, under the lights on the big stage of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open.
He also was forced to quit for the first time in 208 contests at major tournaments, an ironic adieu for a guy known as one of the most indefatigable players in tennis.
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Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup.
Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second when Ferrer had to stop because of injury.
The defending champion said he felt bad for his Davis Cup teammate, whom he beat for the 2013 French Open title.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza will team with veteran David Ferrer in a strong Spanish pairing at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament in Perth from Dec. 29.
Ninth-ranked Muguruza and former World No. 3 Ferrer are among players making their debuts at the tournament, a major lead-up event for the first grand slam of the season, the Australian Open.
Bradley Klahn earned a wild card entry to the U.S. Open on Monday with his win over David Ferrer in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
The 27-year-old former NCAA champion will be returning to the Open for the first time since 2014, when he was ranked as high as No. 63. He was out from February 2015 to November 2016 due to back surgeries. Klahn reached the second round of Wimbledon this year in his first appearance in a Grand Slam main draw in four years.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — With Rafael Nadal nervously cheering courtside after winning his match earlier Sunday, David Ferrer sealed Spain's 3-2 comeback win over Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a thrilling five-set victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber.
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Germany pair Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff held off Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez to win 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5 and take a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.
Puetz served out the final game of the doubles rubber after 4 hours, 40 minutes on the outdoor clay court in Valencia's bullring.
Germany saved five break points in the fifth set before winning a break to go up 6-5 and finally defuse Spain's comeback.
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal could soon be making his return from injury after being included on Spain's team for the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Germany next month.
Nadal hasn't played since January, when a muscle injury in his left leg forced him to retire in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Spain captain Sergi Bruguera, however, said they would see how Nadal's recovery goes before making a final decision on if he will play.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former champions Juan Martin del Potro and Roberto Bautista Agut will meet Saturday in the final of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic.
Second-seeded del Potro, champion in 2009, beat four-time champion and eight-time semifinalist David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 in just under two hours Friday while Bautista Agut, the 2016 champion, defeated Robin Haase 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in a three-hour marathon.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Four-time champion David Ferrer had to call on all of his experience to beat Chinese teenager Wu Yibing 7-6 (7), 6-4 Monday in the first round of the ASB Classic in New Zealand.
The 35-year-old Spaniard, ranked 37th in the world and seeded seventh for the ATP Tour event, overcame difficulties in both sets before beating the 18-year-old Wu, ranked 314, in just under two hours.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking.
The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday in the Western & Southern Open semifinals, and can displace Karolina Pliskova as the top of the ranking with a victory over Garbine Muguruza on Sunday.
The fourth-ranked Muguruza reached her first W&S final with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over defending champion Pliskova.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — The fifth-seeded Gael Monfils was upset at the Gerry Weber Open, while second-seeded Dominic Thiem had no difficulties with his opening match on Monday.
Thiem defeated German qualifier Maximilian Marterer 7-5, 6-3 for a second-round meeting with Robin Haase or David Ferrer.
Monfils lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to French compatriot Richard Gasquet, who saved 11 of the 13 break points he faced and won in just over two hours despite Monfils' 22 aces to his one.
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 7-6 (5) Sunday to win the Estoril Open.
Carreno Busta, who lost last year's final to fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, dominated the decisive points in the tiebreaker to win his third career title.
It was the second final this year for the 21st-ranked Carreno Busta, who lost the Rio de Janeiro title to Dominic Thiem. His other two titles were won last year in Moscow and Winston-Salem.
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta defeated defending champion Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Estoril Open on Friday.
The 21st-ranked Carreno Busta converted all his break points — two in each set — and saved five of the six break points that fellow Spaniard Almagro had in the decisive set.
Carreno Busta next faces another Spaniard, David Ferrer, who defeated Ryan Harrison of the United States, 6-4, 6-0, for his 698th career win.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund of Britain to advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday.
Thiem saved all six break points he faced against Edmund to earn his 19th victory of the year. The ninth-ranked Austrian won the Rio Open title in February.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Defending champion Robert Bautista-Agut of Spain has withdrawn from the ASB Tennis Classic without playing a match, citing a stomach virus.
The top-seeded Bautista-Agut had a bye in the first round and was due to play 2015 champion Jiri Vesely in his second round match on Wednesday. But the 28-year-old Spaniard, ranked 13 and the winner of the recent Chennai Open, informed organizers he was unable to play.
VIENNA (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before beating Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6) and setting up a final against top-seeded Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
Murray advanced because defending champion David Ferrer pulled out with a left leg injury shortly before their semifinal.
VIENNA (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to his 12th semifinal of the season by defeating John Isner of the United States 6-1, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday.
Murray, who won the event in 2014, will play defending champion David Ferrer for a place in Sunday's final. Another former champion, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will take on eighth-seeded Ivo Karlovic in the other semifinal.
BEIJING (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray dispatched Andrey Kuznetsov 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to set up China Open quarterfinal against his British Davis Cup teammate Kyle Edmund.
Both are playing their first tournaments since Britain's loss to Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals last month.
Murray is hoping with a strong run in China to close the gap on No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, who withdrew from the tournament.
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Fabio Fognini of Italy lost $3,000 from a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct for an earlier match, then lost a heartbreaker on court, too, beaten 6-0, 4-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 by 11th-seeded David Ferrer of Spain in the second round.
Ferrer's nearly 3 1/2-hour comeback victory began Thursday night and finished shortly before 1 a.m. Friday on Court 13. He improved to 10-0 against Fognini.