Spain’s David Ferrer in action against US player Tennys Sandgren during their match at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California, on March 11, 2018. EFE/EPA/MIKE NELSON
Indian Wells, California, Mar 11 (efe-epa).- Spain’s David Ferrer, the 29th seed at Indian Wells, defeated US player Tennys Sandgren 6-2 and 7-6 (3) on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Ferrer took an hour and 47 minutes to knock off Sandgren, ranked 59th by the ATP, at the season’s first Masters 1000 tourney.
The Spaniard, in the first encounter between the two players, clearly outmatched the 26-year-old American right from the start, although Sandgren broke his service for the first time in the 12th game of the second set and took the match into a tie-break.
In the third round, Ferrer will go up against the winner of the match between Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro and Australia’s Alex de Minaur.