Ferrer wins drama against Tipsarevic, moves into US Open semis

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For our 2012 Djokovic Ferrer semifinal live commentary, click here: Djokovic Ferrer Live Commentary @ US Open 2012

4th seeded David Ferrer won a five set battle against no.8 seed Janko Tipsarevic and advanced into the 2012 US Open semifinals, where he will play the winner of the match between Djokovic and Del Potro.

Ferrer came back from 2-1 down to prevail after a fifth set ‘breaker’, winning 6-3  6-7 (5)  2-6  6-3  7-6 (4).

After a slow start, Tipsarevic stepped up a gear in the second set, hitting a lot more aggressive groundstrokes and causing some damage to the Spaniard. The Serb looked on the right track to reach his first ever Grand Slam semifinal as he took the third set 6-2.

However, Ferrer is famous for his amazing fighting spirit and he showed it once more. Picking himself up in the fourth set, the Spaniard made Tipsarevic hit an extra shot whenever he could, forcing a decider. At 4-4 and 40-15 on Tipsarevic’s serve, the Spanish matador had a huge chance to get the break and serve for the match. But as the Serb averted both of them, both players held their serves until the tiebreak was to decide the outcome of this amazing quarterfinal encounter. Fist to get the mini break was Ferrer, who never looked back and at 6-4, he converted his first match point to book himself a semifinal ticket.

 

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