rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » World Tour Finals: Ferrer stuns Djokovic, reaches semis

World Tour Finals: Ferrer stuns Djokovic, reaches semis

Last updated on: November 24, 2011 08:41 IST

Spain's David Ferrer stunned World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to reach the ATP World Tour semi-finals on Wednesday, outplaying the Serb 6-3, 6-1 at the O2 Arena.

Man-of-the-year Djokovic produced a lacklustre display against the world number five, crashing to defeat in one hour 15 minutes to leave his hopes of progress in doubt.

David FerrerDjokovic, who edged past Tomas Berdych in his opening match, will now have to beat fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic in his final Group A round-robin match on Friday to reach the semis.

Ferrer, the 2007 runner-up at the tournament, beat Andy Murray in straight sets in his opening match after which the Briton pulled out with a groin injury.

The Spaniard was inspired against Djokovic, taking complete control after breaking serve in the seventh game of the opening set.

Djokovic, winner of three of the year's four grand slams, made 33 unforced errors throughout the match and offered little resistance in the second set.

Earlier in the day, Berdych saved a match point on the way to a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 defeat of alternate Tipsarevic who entered the tournament after Murray's misfortune.

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.