After winning the first set 6-3 and losing 4-6 in the second, Ferrer was able to turn on the style as he played the Catalonian off the court in the decider, closing out the match with an impressive 6-0.
The gamblers amongst us may have had money on Ferrer encountering another Catalonian in tomorrow’s semi-final in the form of Albert Ramos. Those who did reckoned without Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov who won 65% of his serve in the quarter-final as he dispatched the third-seeded Ramos in straight sets.
It took a tie-breaker to divide the two in the first set, but Dimitrov was hungry for another semi-final appearance after his final four showing at Queens last month; 6-3 was the outcome in the second set and the match was done and dusted in under one hour fifty.
Dimitrov will now meet top-seeded Ferrer in tomorrow’s semi-final.