David Ferrer rolls back the years to set up juicy Alexander Zverev clash in Miami

David Ferrer at Miami Open PA

Former world number three David Ferrer rolled back the years at his final Miami Open to see off Sam Querrey in the opening round.

The 36-year-old will officially retire in May, but he was n imperious form, dropping just five games during a dominant 6-3, 6-2 success.

“I enjoyed it a lot,” Ferrer told TennisTV. “It’s Miami, a lot of people have supported me all these years.

“For me, it’s a great experience to play in this new stadium.

“I’m really happy because I played really good. I am doing my goal, and my goal is to be competitive.”

Ferrer has been rewarded with a match against current world number three Alexander Zverev in the next round, and he can’t wait.

“It’s going to be tough, the last few times I’ve lost (against him).

“I know he’s an incredible player, he’s number three in the world.

“So I will have to play really good to beat him. I will try my best and enjoy every point that I play.”

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