David Ferrer out with leg strain

Updated: February 28, 2014, 5:53 AM ET
Associated Press

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Top-seeded David Ferrer withdrew from his Mexican Open quarterfinal against South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the second set Thursday due to a left thigh strain.

Ferrer's exit leaves Andy Murray as the big favorite to win the Mexican Open 500. The Scot overcame a poor start to beat Frenchman Gilles Simon 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

"It's tough to win matches when you get down like that; I've been struggling with my service in the first two matches," said Murray, who ...

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