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Ferrer, Roddick into Shanghai quarters

By The Assam Tribune

SHANGHAI, Oct 13 (AFP): Spain�s David Ferrer saved three match points against injured Juan Carlos Ferrero to progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters today as impressive Andy Roddick also won.

Third seed Ferrer won the all-Spanish tie 1-6 7-5 6-2 after a major fright in the 10th game of the second set, where he was forced to dig deep to hold serve and prevent Ferrero from sealing the win in a match lasting two hours.

The win for Ferrer means he becomes the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, featuring the world�s top eight singles players over the year.

�I served very well in important moments,� said the Spaniard, referring to how he saved the match points.

�I won this game, and after this game I made the break very fast. Maybe Juan Carlos, he was a little bit injured. Maybe in the third set it was more easy.�

Speaking about qualifying for the season-ending showpiece, Ferrer said: �I think this season I have played really good tennis. I am very consistent. Maybe it is my best year of my career. I think so.�

Injury-cursed Ferrero had strapping applied to his right ankle midway through the second set after a nasty tumble and although he recovered to force the match points, his challenge faded in the third set.

Nagging knee and wrist injuries have blighted the season for the 31-year-old former world number one, forcing him to miss three Grand Slams.

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Ferrer, Roddick into Shanghai quarters

SHANGHAI, Oct 13 (AFP): Spain�s David Ferrer saved three match points against injured Juan Carlos Ferrero to progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters today as impressive Andy Roddick also won.

Third seed Ferrer won the all-Spanish tie 1-6 7-5 6-2 after a major fright in the 10th game of the second set, where he was forced to dig deep to hold serve and prevent Ferrero from sealing the win in a match lasting two hours.

The win for Ferrer means he becomes the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, featuring the world�s top eight singles players over the year.

�I served very well in important moments,� said the Spaniard, referring to how he saved the match points.

�I won this game, and after this game I made the break very fast. Maybe Juan Carlos, he was a little bit injured. Maybe in the third set it was more easy.�

Speaking about qualifying for the season-ending showpiece, Ferrer said: �I think this season I have played really good tennis. I am very consistent. Maybe it is my best year of my career. I think so.�

Injury-cursed Ferrero had strapping applied to his right ankle midway through the second set after a nasty tumble and although he recovered to force the match points, his challenge faded in the third set.

Nagging knee and wrist injuries have blighted the season for the 31-year-old former world number one, forcing him to miss three Grand Slams.