Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Ferrer beats Djokovic to reach semis

David Ferrer produced another strong performance to qualify for the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals as he comprehensively beat Novak Djokovic, 6-3 6-1.  The match was finely poised at 3-3 in the first set and it looked set to be a tight and entertaining affair.  However Djokovic started to make some uncharacteristic like errors and despite maintaining control of many of the rallies, he was unable to finish them off against the gritty Ferrer who managed to force the error from the Serb.  In the second set, Djokovic continued to rack up the unforced errors and was forcing his shots too much.  The match finished in a flurry of errors from the disinterested Serb.  

I give a lot of credit to Ferrer, who played a very good match tonight and much better than his winning performance against Murray on Monday.  I think the long and incredible season has finally caught up with the Serb and he will now have to beat Janko Tipsarevic on Friday to qualify for the Semis.  Tipsarevic wasted a match point against Tomas Berdych who came through a tight tussle, 2-6 6-3 7-6.  Berdych started the match in the same fashion he ended his match against Djokovic on Monday by spraying forehands.  He did well though to force his way into the match and although both players wobbled in the tiebreak, Berdych claimed the all important victory.  I would like to see Berdych qualify for the semis; Djokovic looks to be a spent force and Berdych has played some good tennis this week in between some mental wobbles.


  1. Ferrer really played a very impressive match. I liked a comment in an article which said that it will be justified to say that Ferrer tonight was Federer-esque :) (since the night before that Federer had beaten Nadal by almost the same score-line)
    Keep up the good work James...

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