|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
16:55 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 7-5 - GAME, SET, MATCH! Ferrer holds with ease and has outlasted Bautista here in this delayed second rounder after two hours, 58 minutes. Alexandr Dolgopolov is next up for the Spaniard.
16:51 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 6-5 - BREAK! - Scratch that, Ferrer has found a breakthrough with potentially-wonderful timing. Double break point and both are needed but a dazzling return leaves Ferrer serving for the match.
16:49 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 2 5-5 - A tie-break looms in the fourth set as Ferrer and Bautista keep holding on after 10 games.
16:44 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 2 4-4 - Still finely poised in the fourth set but Bautista is looking the more tired of the two. Ferrer, barring more failed opportunities, is very much the most likely to finish the job. Whoever does win has to do it all again tomorrow thanks to the delay of this match, originally set for yesterday evening.
16:36 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 2 3-3 - Ferrer is unable to find the break from deuce, but comfortably despatches his hold game after that.
16:29 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 2-2 - Not much resistence to serve from either man so far as the third set stutters through four games now.
16:22 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 1-1 - Balanced start to set four as both Ferrer and Bautista hold.
16:13 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 7-6 - SET! - Ferrer recovers from losing a long rally to a wonderful Bautista winner for 4-3 down to dominate the tie-break from there and claim the set 7-4. Bullet dodged for the favourite.
16:03 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 6-6 - Tie-break time in set three - would be a very interesting dynamic to the rest of the match if Bautista takes this.
15:57 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 5-5 - There's another accomplished service game from Bautista and the third set may head to the wire, a particularly disappointing development if you are Ferrer or a fan of his.
15:52 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 5-4 - BREAK! - A break back from Bautista as Ferrer's comfortable position in the third set looks to be slipping away.
15:46 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 5-3 - Ferrer is one away from going ahead in sets once again.
15:42 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 4-2 - A brisk hold puts Ferrer closer to a 2-1 lead in sets and reinforces the point at the start of the set, albeit after an extra two breaks, while Bautista puts in another hold to love which will do a lot for his confidence as he tries to hang on in the set.
15:38 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 3-1 - BREAK! - Actually... a third straight break of serve as the third set does not resemble the tighter second at all. Ferrer back in the driver's seat after all.
15:33 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 2-1 - BREAK! - Well. Just when it was easy to presume a break would be psychologically-crucial for Ferrer, he makes a hash of his next service game and Bautista does not need much invitation to power up the returns for a break-back. Could be a repeat of the beginning of the opening set here if Roberto holds his own.
15:31 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 2-0 - BREAK! - And with beautiful technique in taking the pace of some of Bautista's best efforts, Ferrer does indeed get that break after a long period of succumbing to his compatriot's serve.
15:27 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 1-0 - Very solid start to set three for Ferrer with a hold to 15. Bautista will just want to follow up with another hold of his own and I'd suspect his play will soon return to the levels of set two. On the other hand, a break here for Ferrer could be massive for the momentum of the match.
15:24 - FERRER 6-3 3-6 - SET! Bautista holds serve once more to seal the second set and we're tied at one apiece. Ferrer being made to work out there, with a crucial double fault and a failure to convert any break points helping to cost Ferrer against Bautista's fine showing.
15:21 - FERRER 6-3 3-5 - BREAK! And there it is! Bautista deservedly will serve for the second set now...
15:14 - FERRER 6-3 3-4 - Bautista is looking very strong in service at the moment and calmly takes another against Ferrer. Though he has come close a couple of times, no break yet for the man trailing by a set, however.
15:12 - FERRER 6-3 3-3 - No sign of a break yet though as Ferrer holds a little more comfortably this time and keeps the second set steady after six games.
15:05 - FERRER 6-3 2-3 - Ruthless hold to love from Bautista. He is going to continue to look for that breach in Ferrer's serve and as long as his own stays this strong, it could be coming.
15:01 - FERRER 6-3 2-2 - Another cracking rally between the two sees Bautista drop his way to deuce, but Ferrer maintains the hold from there.
14:55 - FERRER 6-3 1-2 - Good hold for Bautista, having dodged a break point before emerging victorious from a long and arduous battle for deuce.
14:47 - FERRER 6-3 1-1 - Ferrer classy in the follow-up to ensure a hold to 15.
14:43 - FERRER 6-3 0-1 - Solid hold to love for Bautista to start off the second set. Going by the way he performed in the first set, this is not necessarily a stroll for Ferrer from here.
14:36 - FERRER 6-3 - SET! - An ace gives Ferrer a set point but some fantastic resilience in the return from Bautista takes another game between the two to deuce. With another set point, Ferrer just cannot find the smash or forehand to seal the deal and Bautista rescues with a marvellous curling finish. At the third time of asking, however, Ferrer finally converts the point and goes a set up.
14:34 - FERRER 5-3 - BREAK! Ferrer has been neck and neck with Bautista since being pulled back by the break-back to 2-2, but that class shows in a break from deuce and he will now serve for set one.
14:15 - FERRER 2-2 - BREAK! Bautista has broken back against Ferrer for parity early on in their Court 1 showdown.
14:05 - FERRER 2-0 - BREAK! The Spaniard gets an early foothold against Bautista.
14:00 - FERRER 1-0 - World number four David Ferrer is underway against Roberto Bautista and has held serve for the first game.
|Date of Birth||02/04/1982|
|Date of Birth||14/04/1988|