Result: David Ferrer overcomes Taylor Fritz test in Miami

David Ferrer is through to the third round of the Miami Masters with victory over American teenager Taylor Fritz.

David Ferrer has booked his place in the third round of the Miami Masters after overcoming the challenge of American Taylor Fritz.

After failing to build on his quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open, Ferrer was expected to face a tough examination from 18-year-old Fritz, who is regarded as one of the biggest prospects on the ATP Tour.

David Ferrer shakes hands at the net after his straight-sets victory against Taylor Fritz at the Miami Open on March 25, 2016© Getty Images

Throughout the opening set, Fritz displayed his potential and had a set point against the eighth seed, but once that was saved, Ferrer gained the upper hand in the contest.

The 33-year-old came through a tight tie-break before racing through the second set to seal a 7-6 6-1 victory, which sets up a last-32 clash with Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

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