Spain's David Ferrer falls after failing a return while playing South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday Feb. 27, 2014. Ferrer retired from the match and Anderson won. (AP Photo/Hugo Avila-JAM MEDIA)

Top-seeded David Ferrer withdrew from his Mexican Open quarterfinal against South Africa’ Kevin Anderson in the second set on 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 Frenchmen Gilles Simon 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Third-ranked Ferrer was leading 6-4, 2-2 when he suffered an inner thigh strain in his left leg.

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