FERRER 4-6 3-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! Istomin leaves Ferrer utterly shell-shocked as he wins through to the last 16 in straight sets, and he has no problems serving out for the match with the Spaniard very much off colour! What a win for Istomin.
David Ferrer - Denis Istomin
Indian Wells Masters - 13 March 2012
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FERRER 4-6 3-5 - Ferrer wins the opening point of the game with a full-blooded forehand passing shot cross court, but Istomin keeps his cool and finds two big first serves to get back on track before holding.
FERRER 4-6 3-4 - BREAK! Istomin is in irrepressible form right now as he breaks for the second successive time to leave Ferrer bemoaning his misfortune and demise in this second set! Suddenly Istomin as the advantage.
FERRER 4-6 3-3 - Istomin consolidates his break of serve with a very fine hold, and the momentum is very much with him now as Ferrer continues to waver with two more unforced errors.
FERRER 4-6 3-2 - BREAK! Istomin roars back into this second set with a quite brilliant assault on the Ferrer serve, and the Spaniard sees his advantage eroded to his dismay! Istomin is back on terms.
FERRER 4-6 3-1 - Istomin belatedly gets on the board in this second set, and he holds with consummate ease to 15 as Ferrer misfires with two rather rash forehands.
FERRER 4-6 3-0 - Ferrer consolidates his break of serve with a series of quite brilliant groundstrokes from the back of the court, and Istomin is really struggling to get into this second set.
FERRER 4-6 2-0 - BREAK! What a start to the second set from Ferrer, who seizes the initiative from the outset with a flurry of powerful groundstrokes, and Istomin is caught off guard, unable to respond as he sees his opponent hold the early ascendancy.
FERRER 4-6 1-0 - Ferrer gets off to a very solid start at the beginning of this second set, and in stark contrast to the first set. He holds serve to 15, and ensures that Istomin is not able to make an early impact.
FERRER 4-6 - SET! Istomin does superbly to fire two belligerent blows down the line, and he holds serve to close out this opening set with Ferrer unable to break back despite incessant pressure and a great deal of desire!
FERRER 4-5 - Ferrer reduces the deficit once more with a comfortable hold, and the pressure is really on Istomin to close out the set on serve now. Can he hold his nerve and take it 6-4?
FERRER 3-5 - Istomin again stretches his lead in this opening set as he moves to within a game of taking it. Ferrer blasts three big forehand returns as he looks to break, but Istomin holds firm.
FERRER 3-4 - Ferrer is not encountering any problems on his serve now as he simply looks to hold before applying pressure on his opponent's delivery, with Istomin looking to close out the set.
FERRER 2-4 - Istomin is unwavering on his serve as he holds with ease, and he is really relishing this battle as Ferrer piles the pressure on, looking for a break back, but to no avail as yet.
FERRER 2-3 - Ferrer, after losing his opening service game, appears to have really found his groove now as he hammers successive forehand winners cross court to reduce the deficit once more.
FERRER 1-3 - Istomin refuses to relinquish his early advantage, and he holds firm on serve, battling back after losing the opening point to close out the game in clinical fashion.
FERRER 1-2 - Ferrer bludgeons a backhand winner down the line as Istomin twice moves in court in an attempt to build the pressure on his opponent, but he cannot do so. Ferrer belatedly gets on the board.
FERRER 0-2 - Istomin consolidates his break of serve with a fine hold to 15, and he finds the box three times to ensure that his first serve is in good working order with Ferrer unable to find a response.
FERRER 0-1 - BREAK! David Ferrer begins his match with Denis Istomin with a very sluggish opening service game, and he is immediately broken by his opponent! Istomin finds three rasping winners to leave Ferrer stunned.
David Ferrer takes on Denis Istomin in their third-round match on Stadium 3, which is about to get underway.