French Open: David Ferrer eases into the fourth-round with victory over Kevin Anderson


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David Ferrer served notice of his intent at the French Open with a fourth-round demolition of Kevin Anderson.

The fourth seed has been exceptionally consistent at grand slams over the past 18 months and today's 6-3 6-1 6-1 victory sent him through to his sixth consecutive quarter-final.

Four times he has reached semi-finals in that run, including last year at Roland Garros when he beat Andy Murray, but Ferrer is still waiting for his first final appearance.

He is likely to have to beat Roger Federer if he is to achieve that here but Ferrer's form will certainly give the Swiss something to think about.

Next up for the Spaniard will be a match against one of his compatriots, either Nicolas Almagro or Tommy Robredo, and Ferrer will certainly have plenty of energy left having lost an average of only eight games in his four matches so far.