Just four men remained at the Shanghai Rolex Masters as the penultimate day of action got underway this was the first time in over a year that to unseeded players had reached the semi-finals of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event but as we’ve seen a week an upset was always a real possibility up first an all Liberian clash.
Between two veterans of the sport David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez despite his lower ranking he actually held.
A fable head to head record over his opponent particularly on hard courts on which he’d taught up an impressive six one advantage over the years this is the first time since 2006 that two Spaniards have reached the last four without one of them being Rafa Nadal after opportunity scarce opening set Lopes recovered from a 4-1 deficit in the tiebreak in flamboyant.
Fashion to take the lead now Fuhrer thinks this deep but he’s not so sure what.
A phenomenal shot it will be if Lopez has indeed made it he’s dying and for air couldn’t have played the point any better there’s missed it but as we’ve come to expect from the number three seed in 2011 Ferrer fought back breaking twice to level the score he’s made it.
Oh has he no yeah just confirming with the umpire it was good for her continued his rich vena form into the decider playing exceptionally from the baseline highlighted by the fact that he didn’t drop a single point throughout.
The second set from the back of the ball and after just over two hours for her completed the comeback to book his third masters 1000 finals career well I got you to become a game to to who we’re focusing there.
In the match again and to to forego the the tiebreaker in the second and in the third I play better I pay more you learn and finally I equate first final photo was decided in the following stadium cork crash which saw defending champion Andy Murray face surprising semi-final opposition and young Japanese hopeful Kei Nishikori mushy curry has been in the form of his life this week taking some big-name scalps along the way.
However the world number three looks to be a step too far for the 21 year old was Murray quickly began to dominate things got one of the best to double-handed backhand of lobsters in the world yeah only used to belong to Lleyton Hewitt but taken over the bettin Zandi it’s the second and Murray had another opportunity to break Nishikori suffering from.
A niggling ankle injury which was now hindering his court coverage and continued to exacerbate throughout the set he’s made it another terrific hustle from the defending champion so with no fight left in his opponent Murray rats of the match with ease in.
Just 57 minutes to reach his third final in as many weeks nothing more than a stroll in the park really for the defending.
Champion Nishikori will be disappointed with.
His performance but he’s had a fantastic week and I’m sure we’re gonna see an awful lot more of him on the ATP World Tour in 2012 he started the match quite well but once I got ahead of him and started rolling on my serve I felt much comfortable from the back of the core and I think him is.
Struggling with his ankle a bit in the middle of the second set which made it tough for him that I saw well the magnificent ki-jong stadium is the stage for the Shanghai Rolex Masters final defending champion and the in-form Andy Murray is seeking a third back-to-back title.
For standing in his way world number five David Ferrer competing for his.
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