No. 2 Seed Ferreira Ousted by Little-Known German in Straight Sets
NEW DELHI, India (AP) _ Little-known Alex Radulescu of Germany needed only 46 minutes to rout No. 2 seed Wayne Ferreira on Thursday, reaching the quarterfinals of the Indian Open with a 6-1, 6-1 romp.
``It feels great. This is my best win ever, my first top-10 win,″ said the 21-year-old from Frankfurt ranked 139th on the ATP Tour. ``The advantage for me was that I knew his game, but he had never seen mine.″
The 10th-ranked Ferreira of South Africa appeared to play tentatively and saved only two of seven break points. He was unavailable for comment after his match, heading off to a doubles encounter where he and compatriot Gary Muller defeated Dick Norman of Belgium and Andrew Richardson.
Besides Radulescu, three others reached the quarterfinals of the first top-level ATP Tour event played in India.
Third-seeded Byron Black of Zimbabwe defeated Danny Sapsford of England, 6-1, 6-2; Italy’s Cristiano Caratti beat Nicklas Kulti of Sweden, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5; and eighth-seeded Jerome Goldmard of France defeated Joost Winnink of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-3.