Defending champion Ferrer wins in Vienna as Edmund pulls out
VIENNA (AP) Defending champion David Ferrer had to play only five games to advance to the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday after Kyle Edmund pulled out with a hip injury.
The fifth-seeded Spaniard was a service break up at 3-2 when Edmund, who is ranked a career-high 40th, quit the match. Edmund had beaten Ferrer on the way to his first-career semifinal appearance in Antwerp last week.
Feliciano Lopez, who won his maiden title in Vienna in 2004, defeated seventh-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to set up a match against John Isner of the United States.
Also, Viktor Troicki of Serbia converted his only break point in the final set to complete a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 comeback win over Kevin Anderson of South Africa.