Australian Open

Ferrer beats Simon Down Under

2015-01-24 14:31
David Ferrer (Getty Images)

Melbourne - Spain's ninth seed David Ferrer grafted out a four-sets win over Frenchman Gilles Simon to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Ferrer, a two-time semi-finalist, downed the 18th seeded Simon 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) in 3hr 37min and will play Japan's Kei Nishikori in the round of 16.

Collated results from day six of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Saturday:

Men's singles

3rd round

Stan Wawrinka (SUI x4) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Feliciano Lopez (ESP x12) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)
Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-7 (7/9), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x31) 7-6 (10/8), 6-3, 6-4
Gilles Muller (LUX) bt John Isner (USA x19) 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (8/6), 6-4
David Ferrer (ESP x9) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x18) 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (7/4)

Women's singles

3rd round

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x6) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x30) 6-0, 7-5
Garbine Muguruza (ESP x24) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Venus Williams (USA x18) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-1
Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x26) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x11) bt Alize Cornet (FRA x19) 7-5, 6-2   
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE x25) 6-4, 6-4  
Madison Brengle (USA) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-3, 6-2
Madison Keys (USA) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x4) 6-4, 7-5

 

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