ATP BNP Paribas Open: David Ferrer shocked by Kevin Anderson

Last Updated: 10/03/13 7:39am

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Kevin Anderson: his first win against Ferrer

Kevin Anderson: his first win against Ferrer

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South African Kevin Anderson knocked fourth seed and world No 4 David Ferrer out of the BNP Paribas Open in Florida with a 3-6 6-4 6-3 victory.

Ferrer, a two-time winner on the ATP Tour this year, was overpowered by his big-serving South African opponent in the final two sets as Anderson wrapped up victory in just under two hours.

Serving for the second-round match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Anderson sealed his first win against the Spaniard when Ferrer dumped a backhand service return into the net.

World No 37 Anderson broke Ferrer's serve once in the second set and twice in the third.

It was Anderson's third victory over a top-five player of his career, but he had lost his last 11 encounters against players ranked in the top 10.

In the third round, Anderson will face Jarkko Nieminen. The 31-year-old Finn ranked 57th in the world upset another seeded Spaniard, 29th-ranked Fernando Verdasco, 6-1 6-0.

In other early matches on Saturday, Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka came from a set down to beat American Wayne Odesnik 3-6 6-2 6-1, while Frenchman Benoit Paire swept past Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2.

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