Agence France-PresseJanuary 8, 2014 05:01
Defending champion David Ferrer survived a scare to reach the quarter-finals of the Auckland Open on Wednesday, as four seeded players exited early in a day of upsets.
The Spanish world number three, top seed this year at the tournament he has won four times, recovered from a sluggish start to down American qualifier Donald Young 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-1
"It was difficult, I started off very bad making a lot of mistakes," Ferrer said.
"In the second set I tried to play more focussed, be myself and it worked. In the third one, I could play my tennis."