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Ferrer stunned in Mexico

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Alexandr Dolgopolov was at his mercurial best to see off top seed and world number eight David Ferrer 6-4 6-4 at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco. 

The Ukrainian is already a two-time quarter-finalist this season having reached the last eight in Sydney and Rio de Janiero and he will aim to go one better in Mexico.

Crowd-pleasing Dolgopolov hit 22 winners and that was more than enough to see off a below-par Ferrer despite a late flurry from the Spaniard who was in action for the thirs straight week.

Ferrer's defeat means the top two seeds are both out of the event after Kei Nishikori was beaten, it all leaves 19-year-old Dominic Thiem as the highest seed left in the competition.

Next up for Dolgopolov is Robin Haase, the Dutchman coming through in three sets against Aljaz Bedene.

The Slovenian-born British number two lost the first set 6-4 but won the second on the tie-break but after two hours and 22 minutes wit was Haase who prevailed 6-4 in the decider.

Another maverick talent showcasing his skills in Mexico is Bernard Tomic.

With Nick Kyrgios excelling in Dubai after his tournament win in Marseille, Australian tennis is undergoing something of a resurgence with both men starting to live up to their vast potential.

Tomic, who is seeded fifth, overcame France's Adrian Mannarino to set-up a quarter-final with Illya Marchenko who beat America's Ryan Harrison.

In the other half of the draw, rising teenage star Thiem needed three sets to see off Dimitry Tursunov - he will next face Grigor Dimitrov after the seventh seed proved too strong for Donald Young.

The final quarter-final is an all-American affair, with Sam Querrey, a winner in Delray Beach last week and second round conqueror of Nishikori, set to face Taylor Fritz.

You can watch all the action from Acapulco on Sky Sports 3 from 10pm on Thursday night.

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