Ferrer wins five-setter to reach Wimbledon fourth round

by: AP June 29, 2013

AP Photo

LONDON (AP)—Fourth-seeded David Ferrer came from a set down twice to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon, wearing down Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-7 (6), 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday.

In a back-and-forth match on Court 1, Ferrer needed treatment for blisters on his foot but still managed to outlast the 26th-seeded Dolgopolov and reach the last 16 for the fourth year in a row.

He reached the quarterfinals last year and is coming off his first career Grand Slam final at the French Open.

Dolgopolov was trying to become the second Ukrainian man to reach the fourth round at the All England Club after Andrei Medvedev in 1994.

More Stories

2016 U.S. Open Men's Draw

The bracket is set. Which players will make runs in Flushing Meadows? 

Vera Zvonareva, now a wife and mother, will return to U.S. Open as commentator

The Russian has not played since the beginning of the 2015 clay-court season. 

Thanasi Kokkinakis withdraws from U.S. Open with injured pectoral muscle

The 20-year-old Australian has played only one event this season due to a shoulder injury.