Spaniard Ferrer annoyed by bawling baby

A baby was bawling, and Sony Ericsson Open quarterfinalist David

Ferrer wasn’t too happy, either.

Trailing in his match and annoyed by the crying, Ferrer directed

a forehand lob toward the infant after losing his serve midway

through the second set Wednesday.

The ball didn’t come close to the youngster when it landed in

the stands, but the crying stopped.

”It was in one moment of the match, but nothing special,”

Ferrer said. ”It was not the problem.”

Instead, the Spaniard blamed a case of indigestion. He lost to

American Mardy Fish, 7-5, 6-2.

Fish said he didn’t see Ferrer hit the ball into the stands.

”He’d probably take that one back if he could,” Fish said.

”He’s a very nice guy. Obviously flustered.”