Tomic upsets Ferrer in Shanghai
Bernard Tomic has continued his career-best season, upsetting top 10 star David Ferrer for the second time in 2015 to reach the third round at the Shanghai Masters.
Bernard Tomic has upset seventh seed David Ferrer to power into the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
Tomic’s 6-4 6-2 victory is a big blow to Ferrer’s hopes of qualifying for the eight-man season-ending championships but pushed the Australian No.1 to within a win of his eighth quarterfinal of the year.
It was Tomic’s second victory over the top-10 stalwart Ferrer in 2015; he also beat the Spaniard at Indian Wells in March.
Enjoying a career-high ranking of No.20 in the world, Tomic next plays either 11th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet or Canadian Vasek Pospisil for a place in the last eight.
“I’m very, very pleased,” said Tomic.
“I played very well. Playing a very difficult player. It’s not easy when you step on court with him.
“He’s in very good form. He won Malaysia, played well in Beijing.
“I thought I did a very good job of what I needed to do today.”
Later on Wednesday, Nick Kyrgios stretched No.6 seed Kei Nishikori before going down in three sets.
Kyrgios, aged 20 and the Australian No.2, fell 1-6 6-4 6-4.