|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 8:30 PM|
No. 3 seed and reigning champion David Ferrer who won his first ATP Masters 1000 title here last year, squares off with No. 6 and ’05 Bercy champion Tomas Berdych for the 10th time (Ferrer leads 6-3). Ferrer has reached eight finals this year, including back-to-back the past two weeks in Stockholm (l. to Dimitrov) and Valencia (l. to Youzhny). Berdych is the only player in the Top 10 without a title this year and he has been runner-up three times (Marseille, Dubai, Bangkok).
H2H Tomas Berdych vs David Ferrer
BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2013
Ferrer Completes Paris Quartet
by ATP Staff | 01.11.2013
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.
Tomas Berdych arrives on the court before a quarter final match at the ninth and final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on November 1, 2013 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris.
TV Captures - Tomas Berdych in action against David Ferrer during day five of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 1, 2013 in Paris, France.
Tomas Berdych serves to Spain's David Ferrer during their quarterfinal match, at the Paris Masters tennis, in the Paris Bercy stadium, Friday Nov. 1, 2013.
girlfriend Ester Satorova (TV Captures)
Tomas Berdych returns the ball to Spain's David Ferrer during their quarterfinal match, at the Paris Masters tennis, in the Paris Bercy stadium, Friday Nov.1, 2013.
Tomas Berdych reacts in his match against David Ferrer during day five of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 1, 2013 in Paris, France.