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Ferrer upsets Nadal to reach Paris Masters final
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Ferrer upsets Nadal to reach Paris Masters final

Nov 2 2013, 9:40pm CDT | by IANS

Paris, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Defending champion David Ferrer upset countryman and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5 Saturday in an all-Spanish semifinal at the Paris Masters and will square off against Serbia's Novak Djokovic for the championship.

Paris, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Defending champion David Ferrer upset countryman and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5 Saturday in an all-Spanish semifinal at the Paris Masters and will square off against...

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Ferrer upsets Nadal to reach Paris Masters final

Nov 2 2013, 9:40pm CDT | by IANS

Paris, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Defending champion David Ferrer upset countryman and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5 Saturday in an all-Spanish semifinal at the Paris Masters and will square off against Serbia's Novak Djokovic for the championship.

Paris, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Defending champion David Ferrer upset countryman and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5 Saturday in an all-Spanish semifinal at the Paris Masters and will square off against Serbia's Novak Djokovic for the championship.

Nadal was visibly unsettled in the rallies against his aggressive opponent, who showed once again how comfortable he is on the indoor hard-court surface at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.

Ferrer came out on fire, breaking Nadal early in the first set and controlling his own service games. The 13-time Grand Slam champion finally earned a break point in the seventh game, but he was unable to capitalize and the set went to the underdog.

The world No. 4 then refused to surrender the momentum in the early part of the second set, saving four break points in the second game before breaking Nadal's serve to take a commanding lead in the match.

He maintained that edge until the 10th game, when the pressure finally got to Ferrer and caused him to drop serve for the first time.

But Nadal then proceeded to get broken once again to go down 5-6 and Ferrer took full advantage of his second opportunity to serve out the contest.

"I'm very happy. I'm in the final again in Paris Bercy," Ferrer was quoted as saying on the ATP World Tour's website. "It was a very good match for me. I played maybe my best match this season. I was very aggressive with my forehand and with my shots."

"It's going to be a very difficult match," Ferrer said, referring to the final against the second-ranked Djokovic, who rallied to defeat Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Saturday's first semifinal.

"I need to play very good to win tomorrow. I think too I have to play similar like today and take my chance if I will have one chance," the world No. 4 said.

All eight Paris Masters quarterfinalists will be back in action at the eight-man, season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which gets underway on Monday in London.

--IANS/EFE

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Brazil wins doubles, takes 2-1 lead over Spain

Sep 13 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera indoor arena. Without Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain need ...
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Brazil wins doubles, takes 2-1 lead over Spain

Sep 13 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera indoor arena. Without Rafael Nadal and David Fer ...
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Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing at US Open

Aug 31 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: CBS SportsLine.com

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the U.S. Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round Sunday, while 10th seed Carolina Wozniacki defeated fifth seed Maria Sharapova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on the women' ...
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Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing at US Open; Ferrer also falls

Aug 31 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: CBS SportsLine.com

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the U.S. Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round Sunday, while 10th seed Carolina Wozniacki defeated fifth seed Maria Sharapova ...
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Simon Upsets Ferrer For 4th Rd Spot

Aug 31 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Gilles Simon capitalised on 52 unforced errors from David Ferrer on Sunday to upset the fourth seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the US Open third round. [[More ...
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Ferrer gets Tomic walkover

Aug 29 2014 7:08pm CDT | Source: FOXSPORTSASIA.com

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Bernard Tomic in doubt for Davis Cup after US Open withdrawal

Aug 29 2014 6:22pm CDT | Source: Sport-The Guardian

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