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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.

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Pospisil advances to Topshelf Open 2nd round

Jun 16 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — Sixth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, 6-4, 7-5 Monday in the first round of the Topshelf Open, a grass-court warm-up ahead of Wimbledon. In other first round men’s matches, fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia beat Bradley Klahn of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (3). Tursunov had little trouble in the first set, but each player had a break in the second to set up the tiebreaker ...
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Pospisil advances to Topshelf Open 2nd round

Jun 16 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — Sixth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, 6-4, 7-5 Monday in the first round of the Topshelf Open, a grass-court warm-up ahead of Wimbledon. In other first round men’s matches, fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia beat Bradley Klahn of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (3). Tursunov had little trouble in the first set, but each player had a break in the second to set up the tiebr ...
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6 weeks ago

Pospisil advances to Topshelf Open 2nd round

Jun 16 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — Sixth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia, 6-4, 7-5 Monday in the first round of the Topshelf Open, a grass-court warm-up ahead of Wimbledon. In other first round men’s matches, fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov of Russia beat Bradley Klahn of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (3). Tursunov had little trouble in the first set, but each player had a break in the second to set up the tiebreaker which Tursunov won easily. Top-seeded David Fer ...
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Queen's Club Tennis 2014: Schedule and Preview for AEGON Championships

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The 2014 AEGON Championships at London's Queen's Club will see some prominent contenders taking part. The annual pre-Wimbledon tune-up has been buoyed by the presence of current Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. He is joined by reigning Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka. The pair headline a solid group of players appearing at the Queen's Club, also featuring Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lleyton Hewitt. The schedule is notoriousl ...
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French Open 2014: Day 13 Schedule, Matchup Predictions for Roland Garros Bracket

Jun 5 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The French Open is one of the most exciting tournaments of the year, and the 2014 edition of the Grand Slam has reached the marquee men’s semifinals matchups. With huge names like No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal squaring off against No. 7 seed Andy Murray, and No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic battling former friend No. 18 seed Ernests Gulbis, the matchups on Friday are must-watch television for any fan. Here is the ful ...
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Nadal back in French Open semis for 9th time

Jun 4 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - Tennis

Rafael Nadal rallied to advance to the French Open semifinals for the ninth time, beating David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 ...
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Nadal Passes Ferrer Test In QFs

Jun 4 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

After rolling past four unseeded players, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal faced his first big test of the 2014 Roland Garros championships on Wednesday when he came up against World No. 5 David Ferrer in a rematch of last year’s final. [[More Tennis News on ATP ...
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Rafa Nadal in top form as he sets up quarter-final clash with David Ferrer

Jun 2 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: The Irish Times - Sport

Two Spaniards will come face to face in rerun of last year’s French Open Final ...
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Rafael Nadal Sails Into French Open Quarterfinals Barely Tested

Jun 2 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

The top-seeded Nadal rolled into the quarterfinals on Monday with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Dusan Lajovic, but will next face David Ferrer in a rematch of last ye ...
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Rafael Nadal continues reign by beating Dusan Lajovic in French Open

Jun 2 2014 9:34am CDT | Source: Sport-The Guardian

Spains king of clay is not about to abdicate Next up is his compatriot David Ferrer Nadal v Lajovic: minute by minute C ...
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