Ferrer ends Raonic's dream run at Melbourne
Patient Spaniard David Ferrer ended the run of giant-killing qualifier Milos Raonic to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 victory on Monday.
The seventh-seeded Ferrer blunted the Canadian's rocket serves with nippy returns and unleashed some sweetly-struck passing shots to wrap up the match in 156 minutes at a sun-drenched Rod Laver Arena.
The 20-year-old Raonic, who blasted 31 aces in his third-round victory over 10th seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny, could not repeat the fireworks, and ended up conceding the match clubbing a forehand wide, his 68th unforced error.
Ferrer will play the winner of Croatia's Marin Cilic or fellow Spaniard Rafa Nadal, who is bidding for a fourth consecutive grand slam.