15 Mar 2012

Ferrer upset by Istomin at Indian Wells, Nadal, Federer through

6:26 am on 15 March 2012

The fifth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer was ousted from the Indian Wells ATP tennis tournament as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro both moved into the fourth round.

Ferrer was upset 6-4 6-3 by Uzbekistan's world number 51 Denis Istomin.

Nadal swept past fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-1 6-4 while big-serving Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina survived a shaky second set to beat Spanish left-hander Fernando Verdasco 6-2 7-6.

Federer survived an early storm from Milos Raonic before completing a 6-7 6-2 6-4 victory.