Ferrero repeats Goran feat
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:38
Ferrero, who knocked out 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez in the previous round, disposed of eighth seed Gilles Simon on Court Three, winning 7-6 6-3 6-2 in just under two hours.
The 29-year-old is a former world number one but was ranked 115th on May 11 – the cut-off date for Wimbledon entries – and therefore needed a wild card, but he more than justified receiving one with a superb display against Simon, who served for the opening set at 5-3 but lost his serve and was outplayed from then on.
Germany’s Tommy Haas powered into the quarter-finals with a straight-sets victory over Russian Igor Andreev.
Haas, the number 24 seed, won a thrilling five-set match against Marin Cilic in the third round and on Monday only needed three sets to see off 29th seed Andreev.
He won 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 6-4 and will face fourth-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic or Israel’s Dudi Sela in the last eight.
Haas, winner of the Halle tournament earlier in the month when he beat Djokovic in the final, has now achieved his best career Wimbledon performance, having never previously gone beyond the fourth round.
Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic, the 22nd seed, claimed a 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (7/4) 6-3 7-6 (11-9) victory over Fernando Verdasco of Spain in their fourth-round clash.