BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2013
Ferrer Completes Paris Quartet
by ATP Staff|
Third seed David Ferrer booked his spot in an all-Spanish semi-final after a victory over Tomas Berdych 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Masters on Friday.
The 31-year-old Ferrer continues defence of his first and only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title (d. Janowicz), improving to 15-7 on the indoor hard courts of Paris.
Ferrer will appear in his 12th ATP Masters 1000 semi-final, where he faces countryman and top seed Rafael Nadal. A two-time titlist in 2013, Ferrer trails Nadal 4-20 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. Nadal advanced earlier on Friday evening with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
Berdych, who captured his only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in his Paris debut (d. Ljubicic), was playing for the ninth consecutive year. On Thursday, he ended Milos Raonic’s chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with a 7-6(13), 6-4 victory in the Round of 16.