Haas and Ferrer book semifinal clash in the Miami Masters
German Tommy Haas and Spaniard David Ferrer defeated their respective opponents in their quarterfinals clashes to move ahead in the Miami Masters. Ferrer overcome the resilient Jurgen Melzer, whereas Haas outplayed Gilles Simon to book semifinal places.
In the first quarterfinal match of the day, David Ferrer was up against unseeded Jurgen Melzer, who had a dream run the tournament. Melzer took everyone by surprise after winning the first set 4-6 to take the lead in the match. However, the joy was a short one as Ferrer came back strongly to win the second set quite comfortably 6-3. The deciding set of the match was a one man show, as Ferrer totally dominated the set and won it handsomely 6-0.
Ferrer, who is in pursuit of his second career masters’ title, said that he was a bit nervous in the first set, but he fought his way back and was much more comfortable in the second and the third set of the match.
While talking to the official tournament website, Ferrer said, “I was a little bit nervous in the first set and part of the second. But I tried to fight every point, to be focused and I had a good feeling in the final of the second set and of course in the third one.”
In this quarterfinal match, Haas won 78 per cent points on his first serve and didn’t face even a single break point. Haas took the lead in the match by winning the first set 6-3 and then enfolded the second set 6-1 to move ahead in the tournament.
After the match, Haas said that he played his natural game and everything went according to the plan. He added that he was proud of his performance and was comfortable during the match.
Haas said, “I played some good points when it came down to it, which I am proud of, and then served out the first set. I felt pretty comfortable after that. I used my chances right away in the second set and took that momentum. Again, I played the way I wanted to, using my all-around game and variety. I think I did that pretty well tonight.”
In doubles quarterfinal clashes, second-seeded pair of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez easily defeated the duo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in straight sets 6-1, 7-5. In the second quarterfinal match, Julien Rojer and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi surpassed Nicolas Almagro and Oliver Marach 7-6 (6), 6-4 to move ahead in the tournament easily.