There has been another shock at the ASB Classic with four-time champion David Ferrer pulling out of his match tonight with a calf injury.
The Spaniard couldn’t overcome the injury with the score at 1-all in the first set against compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta.
Ferrer’s withdrawal adds to a sensational day of upsets at the Classic with top seed John Isner losing 7-6, 7-6 in the second round to his compatriot Taylor Fritz.
Ferrer was in his 14th tournament in Auckland.
Earlier, Auckland-raised Brit Cameron Norrie has won through to the quarter-finals of the ASB Classic after downing Portugal’s Joao Sousa.
Norrie, who played as a New Zealander at the Classic in 2013 before switching allegiances later that year, beat Sousa in straight sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
The South Africa-born 23-year-old was raised in New Zealand but defected because of a lack of support from Tennis NZ.