Miami [US], Mar 22 (ANI): David Ferrer won his first ATP Masters match in 12 months on Thursday defeating American Sam Querrey 6-3,6-2 at the Miami Open.
"I enjoyed it a lot. It is Miami, a lot of people have supported me all these years. For me, it is a great experience to play in this new stadium. I am really happy because I played really good... I am doing my goal, and my goal is to be competitive," Association of Tennis Professionals quoted Ferrer as saying.
Ferrer was able to take advantage of Querrey's second serve, winning almost 87 per cent of those points and he was able to mount pressure on the former world number eleven.
The 27-time ATP Tour titlist is playing in Miami for the 17th and final time. The tennis star has said he will retire at the Madrid Open in the month of May.
Ferrer will next meet second seed Alexander Zverev, who was able to defeat him in the Miami Open's second round last year. (ANI)