Four-time champion David Ferrer sensationally pulls out of match at ASB Classic with calf injury

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.

David Ferrer. Source: Photosport

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.

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The four-time champion will make his final Auckland appearance this year. Source: 1 NEWS

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.