David Ferrer attempted one more time to defeat Rafael Nadal. But Rafa, the stronger one beat Ferrer in 3 sets. Feel sorrow for Ferru, but can’t happen in the competitive game like this, that too against Rafa.
Ferrer showing true fighting qualities from beginning of his career, stay being positve. I guess all spaniards like this only.
Rafael Nadal will be seeded 4 at Roland Garros if he win this tournament. Otherwise we may see some top player exiting from quarter finals in the way to Rafa’s campaign.
“I played a great match against a difficult opponent. In the worst moment in the third set, I played my best tennis and I am happy. He is a fantastic player and a big example for the kids [on being] positive, fighting and correct on the court… This victory for me is very special.” – Rafael Nadal
On the other half, Roger Federer won against upset king Jerzy Janowicz. It was their first meeting, and Federer won with 6-4, 7-6.
First set went fine with each holding their serves till 4-4. And Roger broke the serve in the next game. and went to 5-4 and served for set and eventually clinched it with 6-4.
Second set, crucial set. went to tie breaker and Federer won with 7-6.
“I knew it wasn’t going to be another 6-1, 6-2 victory like the first two [matches]. Those who thought that was going to be the case don’t know anything about tennis. It was a tough match. Janowicz showed some great tennis. I think he’s very talented and has clearly proved that in the past. Coming here, in front of a full stadium, he had nothing to lose. The way he came out and played I thought was impressive. He had break points early in the first set. He swung and hit everything to get the break in the second set. He should have got the set. Clearly, I can be very happy to win in straight sets tonight.” – Roger Federer
Mean while Paire won against Granollers and set clash with Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal vs Tomas Berdych
Roger Federer vs Benoit Paire
- Berdych stuns Djokovic; Federer, Nadal reach semis in Rome (myrtlebeachonline.com)
- Rome Masters QF: Rafael Nadal Vs. David Ferrer (rafaelnadalfans.com)
- 6-4 4-6 6-2 (17aces.wordpress.com)
- Nadal survived from Gulbis scare (cnufederer.wordpress.com)