Result: Denis Istomin shocks David Ferrer

David Ferrer
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Denis Istomin claims the biggest win of his career by beating world number five David Ferrer in straight sets at Indian Wells.

Denis Istomin has claimed the biggest win of his career by beating world number five David Ferrer in straight sets at Indian Wells.

The Uzbekistan-born 25-year-old broke the sluggish Spaniard in the opening game, before holding on to his serve without pressure to claim the first set 6-4.

Ferrer looked invigorated at the start of the second set. A flurry of superb groundstrokes bamboozled his opponent, as he claimed the opening three games in double-quick time.

Istomin, who had never beaten at top-10 player, responded brilliantly and, after breaking back to 2-3, roared in delight.

Ferrer looked unsettled, donating a host of unforced errors and allowing Istomin to win the next four games and the match.

Istomin will now face Juan Martin Del Potro for a quarter-final place, after the Argentine saw-off Fernando Verdasco.

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